daemons vs. demons

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dear friends ,

i recently came across the term daemon.
it is an ancient greek concept for a good spirit inside us all.
'an inner attendant spirit'
with synonyms including 
inspiring force and genius.
when it strikes,
our daemon asks us to not remain invisible and unknown.
it asks us instead to be artists,
change makers,
remarkable and impactful humans.

and this made me think - wow.
what a difference one letter makes.
the demons we have inside us,
the fears, the doubts, the monsters,
are the forces which stop us from being what we could be.

if we only found a way around them...

wander the path of wonder
xo
priya

sharing inspiration, sparking curiosity, reminding you to stay magical. 

Priya Mahendra
the beauty of your dreams

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dear friends,
tonight i share with you
one of my favorite quotes
from eleanor roosevelt.
"the future belongs to those
who believe
in the beauty of their dreams."

wander the path of wonder
xo
priya

sharing inspiration, sparking curiosity, reminding you to stay magical. 

Priya Mahendra
making magic and creating change

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dear friends,
my friend lili recently interviewed me
on her podcast
"the dreaded question"
which focuses on the ways actors find fulfillment
inside and outside of their artistic field.
my episode is titled
"making magic and creating change."
if you would like to listen,
you can do so here.

wander the path of wonder
xo
priya

sharing inspiration, sparking curiosity, reminding you to stay magical. 

Priya Mahendra
rewriting the four agreements

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dear friends,

after taking a bit of time to experiment and see 

if i could embody and implement 

the four agreements as they are written 

i decided to adjust and mold them slightly 

to fit day to day life a bit better. 


here is what i came up with: 

say what you mean and mean what you say. 

(be impeccable with your word) 

be proud of how you show, act, and react. 

(don’t take anything personally) 

have intention but not expectation.

(don’t make assumptions)

wholeheartedly give, wholeheartedly receive. 

(always do your best) 

wander the path of wonder
xo
priya
ps. my two coaches Jen and Pete
have some brilliant insight into these agreements.
you can check it out here.

sharing inspiration, sparking curiosity, reminding you to stay magical. 

Priya Mahendra
the fourth agreement

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dear friends, 
the fourth agreement 
"always do your best:
your best is going to change from moment to moment;
it will be different when you are healthy opposed to sick.
under any circumstance,
simply do your best,
and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret. 

"the first three agreements
will only work if you do your best.... 
....if you do your best always, 
over and over again, 
you will become a master of transformation. 
practice makes the master. 
everything you have ever learned, 
you learned through repetition. 
you learned to write, to drive, and even to walk by repetition. 
you are a master of speaking your language because you practice.
action is what makes the difference."  

wander the path of wonder
xo
priya

sharing inspiration, sparking curiosity, reminding you to stay magical. 

Priya Mahendra