Saturday, January 3, 2015


Find yours by taking the quiz here

     I have to begin this post by saying that Gwen mentioned this post she had read here in which the blogger had linked to a quiz that gave you your mantra for 2015. I am a sucker for quizzes and have been trying to understand more about meditation, mantras, and the such. I figured I would do it for fun, but after seeing my result, I decided I had to write about it.

     My mantra for 2015 is I AM HERE, My results stated,  " When you are here, you are planted firmly in your place in the world, representing a sense of stability and security". Boy, how appropriate. I started 2014 feeling completely out of control and lacking both stability and security in many things but particularly about my professional path. This dragged on throughout the year and I think that it was one of the many things that helped prompt the change in me. 

     I could not control so many things that I had to control that one thing I could but had never done. My food issues and my ever increasing weight. At the times when anxiety was the worse, I did not find my comfort in my usual food binges ( even if that is my initial instinct) but tried to power through without losing my path too much. 

     This year, I am far away from that sense of lack of security and stability it is incredible to me and I am so thankful for that. I am stable, happy and secure. I know I am in the place I want to be, under the best circumstances I could have asked for and doing what I love to do. I AM here and here, is a great spot to be in.

     Because of all the unknown in the past year, I have had a hard time enjoying the present because I spend too much time worrying about the future and the unknown. This mantra speaks to me on that level too. I am here therefore I needed to fully be here in commitment, in present in my present if you will. I have to enjoy and commit to my present in order to have a better future. Worrying about the future without committing and working in the present is not going to change a darn thing.

     Finally, my results suggested that I use my Mantra this year to establish a strong and healthy relationship with your body and your bank account. Funny that is what I am planning on working for this year : committing to my health and body by taking away what hurts it and getting it back to a place of health and accomplishment. Also minimizing my buying and needs for more stuff, that only adds to clutter and takes from my bank account. 

     I am trying to simplify my way of spending both calorie and money wise. Think about it, if we don't need all the extra calories to live why would we need all this extra crap that is continually being offered to us? Less is more. I need to tattoo that on my forehead haha Until next time! Thanks for reading!


  1. I love that simple statement, I am here. I spent a good amount of time the last year and a half trying to take to heart many Buddhist ways of thought, especially the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Very powerful, similar to the thought of I Am Here.

    1. It is really powerful and interesting stuff! Thanks for reading!

  2. Wow ... Alati ... I did the quiz yesterday too and got the same mantra ... and like you ... it really hit me ... I am here ... I'm really here! And here is a great place to be!

    1. It really is, Feet! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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