Create your Mantra. ~ Saige Silverman

Via on Jan 17, 2013

Camella buddha mala

Reflection exercise: grab a writing tool and a writing surface.

[If you’re on your computer this is as simple as opening a fresh word document. If you’re in a cafe on your iPad—grab the receipt from your morning java and a pen.]

Type or write the above

_______ More/ _______ Less

Give yourself a moment to really cultivate what you need for each of those categories.

Close your eyes and picture those two blank spaces.

Open your eyes and fill in the blanks.Mala

Try to keep this simple. Pare down the shrubbery of your mind and make a mantra of simplicity.

Let this be your mantra for the day, for this month, for the year (depending on how existential you just got in your napkin scribbles).

It’s easy to make a moment for ourselves to pause and reflect. That moment will be the drop that ripples the water in those outward flowing circles.

Follow those circles where they take you.

Let today’s flow reflect what you want more and less of in this present moment.


Saige SilvermanSaigeSilverman was more accurately named as a child than either of her parents could have predicted. A gypsy soul; tea-drinking, hoopdancing, yoga flowing hippie that dreams of living in a tiny home in the woods. She lives a non-linear lifestyle and calls Wander Lust her femme fatale. Saige prefers days spent outdoors and meat-free meals.

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta
Assist. Ed. Sarah Winner


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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