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repeat after me: yo' mantra?
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Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/21/2012 05:59:42 MST Print View

daily mantra?
workplace mantra?
backcountry mantra?

share away.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/21/2012 06:21:07 MST Print View

Give me strength. So I can enjoy the splendor of the mountains.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/21/2012 08:02:08 MST Print View

Love 'em while you got 'em.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Mantra on 02/21/2012 08:10:40 MST Print View

Is the coffee done yet?

:)

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
GFAWBERP on 02/21/2012 08:23:44 MST Print View

The letters stand for:

Good food and water, brush, exercise, relax and produce. Everything else is extra. These are the daily basics for me to feel good.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Mantra on 02/21/2012 08:38:22 MST Print View

I sign my posts with it.

Party On

Some may think it's the "party hearty" ideal from Wayne's World but it's not.

It is actually adapted from Cody Lundin's book 98.6 Degrees The art of keeping Your @$$ Alive!

"It's getting dark and I have 5 more miles to go before I reach the shelter", Party On!

"It's pouring down rain and I'm soaked to the skin", Party On!

"My water bottles are nearly empty and my spring is a 3 inch deep puddle",

The Spring / Puddle ;-)

Party On!

It's all about making choices geared towards achieving a desired goal.

Party On! Never give up, never quit trying and live to hike another day.

Party On,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 02/21/2012 08:48:05 MST.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
I first heard this one in a British TV show, and it stuck with me. on 02/21/2012 10:49:55 MST Print View

'If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain'

I bring up this quote, when my friends complain that even though a destination is nice, it is too far to drive to. I reply with that quote and I explain further.

So because its too far you will NEVER go there? because it's not coming to you. if you like a place, and want to enjoy it again, _YOU_ will have to go to _IT_.




PS: let's not go in the religious detour off that quote, no matter how tempting.

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: "repeat after me: yo' mantra?" on 02/21/2012 11:08:04 MST Print View

That is easy...

"Suck it up and drive on!" My wife hates it, but my kids love it when they are complaining and they see me give them "that" look.

Classic 8 mile hike with my daughter (7 years old at the time) in the rain at mile 4 when she started complaining then stopped and looked me right in the eye. Without hesitating she said, "I know, I know... Suck it up and drive on!"

I loved it!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
mantra on 02/21/2012 11:15:02 MST Print View

Right now my mantra is being borrowed from Shakira's song for the 2010 World Cup...

"People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feel it
This is your moment
No hesitations"

The explanation of why is here... inspiration for my first 5K race. To make a long story short - expectations have been raised because I am now collecting sponsorship/pledges for the race and I've worked hard to get here.

I'm the same way about hiking and such. I often repeat to myself... "you've come this far—you can go a little further" on those arduous days.

Edited to add... I hit post before I was finished (this is what happens when I have a toddler helping me - lol).

My mantra for life comes from the words of Maya Angelou... "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." I've been through a lot - the stuff books are made out of but I move forward. I have faith that whatever is troubling me at the time can be worked through and that there is always sunshine after rain. And a good dose of "suck it up buttercup" never hurts - lol.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 02/21/2012 11:43:39 MST.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
music on 02/21/2012 11:46:33 MST Print View

while it's not my daily mantra, it's my driving to the trail head "get pumped up rock music" at dark o'clock.

"Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden


I take it out of context because of the chorus name. Although the actual song meaning is about the cowboys and Indians war conflict.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M149WTrkNR8

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re:My Mantra on 02/21/2012 11:57:37 MST Print View

"What doesn't kill you makes great stories".

Lol......seriously, it is what I often repeat when on death marches where the elevation gain never stops, the miles never end. Anytime you have a new person on a 20 miler it is a good one ;-) They "get it" after the trip when they realize it was fun even if painful!

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Workplace Mantra on 02/21/2012 12:08:22 MST Print View

"It is what it is". ;-?

It is also why I hike! ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Bobby Pack
(Piddler) - MLife

Locale: West Virginia
Re: repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/21/2012 12:26:21 MST Print View

It could be worse.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/22/2012 19:37:19 MST Print View

Newt, I read 98.6* when it first came out, thanks for reminding me of that!

I think I may adopt that while hiking now. Or maybe just life in general.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: repeat after me: yo' mantra? on 02/22/2012 22:53:36 MST Print View

When we use to ride snowmobles. "When in doubt throttle out" always worked for me.

a b
(Ice-axe)
Not going to die here. on 02/22/2012 23:33:27 MST Print View

Mantra: That little meditation designed to keep the conciousness on a higher level or achieve a tighter focus.
I once nearly drowned in a Sierra canyon that flooded during a heavy warm rain on spring snowpack.
Fought back by hiking as hard as i could to stave off hypothermia.
I found myself singing the words to Sara McLachlan's Angel only I changed them to: "I am not going to die here.."
I repeated it over and over until I made it out of that canyon.
It really helped.

Diana Michaels
(DonnaL) - F

Locale: Australia
This too will pass. on 02/23/2012 05:27:18 MST Print View

One day this (difficult, unpleasant thing] will just be a memory! OR - more effective - "just a little bit further and we'll stop and have a nice cup of tea!" Also, not a mantra exactly but I try to find something GOOD about the situation to dwell on. This irritates others though - "Oh well, we didn't really NEED a camera ...", "Ah well, at least we have ONE of the two bear canisters full of food that DIDN't fall in the river"; "That tick may have carried Lyme disease, aren't we lucky we are in a country where that can be treated?". You know the type... Someone once told me "The cup is not half full OR half empty - the cup is too big!!!" I like that!

Edited by DonnaL on 02/23/2012 05:35:32 MST.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Spike on 02/23/2012 05:38:17 MST Print View

One of my favourite all time comedians was Spike Milligan.
Written on his gravestone is, "I told you i was ill".
Laughter is the best medicine.

Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
money! slogan on 02/23/2012 09:04:45 MST Print View

not a mantra per se, but i saw this in a 'jay peak' ad....

COMMITMENT.
ISSUES.

the sharper your edges, the straighter your priorities.

:)

Greg Pehrson
(GregPehrson) - MLife

Locale: playa del caballo blanco
mantra on 02/23/2012 09:18:45 MST Print View

"What you see depends on where you stand."