This has been my mantra the last few days. I don't remember where or when I fist heard this expression but I do like it.
When I start to worry about other people's worries or situations I just recite to myself:
Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
It seems to help.
So today at yoga during Shavasana - I recited it a few times (ok, honestly for the whole ten minutes).
Then in the pool, while swimming laps, I recited it a few more times. Once I started doing drills for my breaststroke, and butterfly that seemed to quiet the monkey mind.
and yes, not my circus, not my monkeys, helps.
Do you have mantras that help when you are fretting about things you can't do anything about?
If so, share.....I could probably use them in the future.
And by probably, I mean, definitely for sure.