I am ok exactly as I am in this moment

That phrase has been my mantra recently. I am not even sure where I found it or how it first came into my mind but I have really taken to it and enjoy the effect it has. It opens some space between what I am feeling and who I am… if that makes any sense.  I can get miserable about my round stomach but I can breathe and say “I am ok exactly as I am in this moment” and that misery loosens its grip a little. I can see that while I am unhappy, I am OK.  We talk a lot on Zen Barbell about loving who you are always. This is a tool that helps develop that habit.

“My stomach is too fat.” I am ok exactly as I am in this moment.  Breathe. Yes I AM ok. (Now there is some space)

“I miss my husband so very much I feel like I can stand it another second.” I am ok exactly as I am in this moment.  Breathe. Yes I AM ok. (Now there is some space)

“I am frustrated, stressed and don’t understand what is going on right now.”  I am ok exactly as I am in this moment.  Breathe. Yes I AM ok. (Now there is some space)

“I am so tired I don’t think I can take another step.” I am ok exactly as I am in this moment.  Breathe. Yes I AM ok. (Now there is some space)

“I feel great right now.” I am ok exactly as I am in this moment.  Breathe. Yes I AM ok. (Now there is some space)  I like using it in positive moments as well as moments of struggle. It feels like a positive reenforcement of this statement.

Try it out. Let me know what you notice.  🙂

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