10 Creative & Informal Mantras to Use in Everyday Life

  1. Blessed Be!
    — Frederic Brussat
  2. Learn from difficulty.
    — His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  3. Resist much, obey little.
    — Walt Whitman
  4. We are all medicine for each other.
    — Evan Pritchard
  5. I want to see clearly now.
    — Frederic Brussat
  6. Trust in the slow work of God.
    — Teilhard de Chardin
  7. We have God's joy in our blood.
    — Frederick Buechner
  8. Compassion is a verb.
    — Thich Nhat Hahn
  9. Know the One, Love the All.
    — Zen Master T'ao-Shan
  10. Open the eyes of my heart.
    — Frederic Brussat

A Prayer for Understanding

"When the signs of age begin to mark my body (and still more when they touch my mind); when the ill that is to diminish me or carry me off strikes from without or is born within me; when the painful moment comes in which I suddenly awaken to the fact that I am ill or growing old; . . . in all those dark moments, O God, grant that I may understand that it is You (provided only my faith is strong enough) who are painfully parting the fibers of my being in order to penetrate to the very marrow of my substance and bear me away within Yourself."
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin