Each week, I try to set an intention that I want to work on so that will help me in various parts of my life. These intentions or "mantras" come from both the heart and mind. Once the intention is set, I try to think about it when I find myself in a difficult position or dealing with a challenging person. I also try and meditate to that particular mantra so it can subconsciously be part of my life. (By the way, I am using the word "mantra" very loosely, and in a modern way).
"What other people think of you is none of your business" resonates with me on so many levels. It took me a while to really get it. I was (am probably still am) a 'people pleaser'. Always wanting people to like me; to think that I am a responsible person, and wanting respect from others around me. But guess, what? It's not up to me what others think of me. I can't control anything outside of myself. All I can do is live my life authentically. Do what I believe. Act accordingly. And hope that I am setting a good example around me.
What are some of your mantras that really resonate with you?