Today I came across a simple and great status on Facebook from my friend Emily, who has been one of my favorite mentors for many years:
Mantra for today: "Allow a slow, silent, loving breath."
Truthfully, I wish I had read this yesterday morning, or anytime during my day yesterday (which was not stress free day). This quote makes me think about the word, Ahimsa, which I learned once in yoga class:
Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā) is a term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence – himsa). The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hims – to strike; himsa is injury or harm, a-himsa is the opposite of this, i.e. non harming or nonviolence.  Word Source
I think Emily's quote should be a mantra or reminder for us every day! Thank you, missy!