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Compassion + Acceptance + Lovingkindness + Mantras = CALM

“Calm is a superpower.”

— Unknown

Be calm. Calm down. Stay calm under pressure.

These mantras and sayings always seem easier said than done. So how can we harness “calm” and make it a “superpower?”

Here are some words of wisdom that might help on our journey.

1. Compassion

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

— Confucius

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.”

— Simone de Beauvoir

2. Acceptance

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”

— Author Unknown

“Love yourself — accept yourself — forgive yourself — and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”

— Leo Buscaglia

“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Lovingkindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

— Aesop

“The greatest protection in all the world is lovingkindness.”

— Buddha

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”

— George Eliot

4. Mantras…and Meditations

“Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”

— Benjamin Franklin

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

— Buddha

Mantras:

“I have done more than enough today.”

“I am happy, I am grateful, I am strong.”

“I will stay calm and carry on.”

May you be safe. May you be peaceful. May you be calm. May you enjoy the journey!

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