You might be staring at the title wondering how to pronounce the word. You ask yourself ‘What’s a mantra?’ A mantra is a word or sound that is repeated during meditation. Depending on your country and religion a mantra could be a prayer or a wish.
Meditation is just a time you set aside for your thoughts. Most people meditate before they go to bed, allowing the mind to slowly rest from everything that happened throughout the day. The purpose of a mantra is to dispel negativity, quiet the mind and to honor a deity. What’s your mantra?
Think of a mantra as a motto. It’s something you can recite that is meaningful to you. It could be a passage from a book, a lyric from a song or a favorite quote.
Popular mantras that you hear every day are: “Good luck”, saying a Hail Mary, singing happy birthday or reciting the Our Father prayer. A common mantra is the word Namaste. There is no direct translation for this one word in the ancient Sanskrit language but it is used to say “The spirit within me honors and respects the Spirit within you.” Namaste is used as a salutation.
An easy mantra to have is “Do everything with good intentions.” It’s an easy thing to remember. Make sure your mantra has meaning. If you’re just repeating something that is not important to you, you’re just talking to yourself.
The mantra above is good to have because it’s saying all actions you do are for the positive.This includes what you do or say to yourself and others. When everything is done out of kindness you are less likely to live with regrets because you gave your best. After living this mantra people will start to notice a change in your behavior and you begin to lead by example.
Words have power. Make sure your mantra is a positive, affirming and an empowering statement. You can repeat your mantra in your head or say it out loud.
According to the universal law, everything in the universe creates vibration. This vibration is called energy. Everyone has come across a person or situation that has given you a good or bad vibe.
It’s to be believed that when you release positive energy, the universe in return brings back something good. The same goes for negative energy and bad vibes. For example you’re likely to have a bad day if you wake up and it’s in your head that nothing good will happen. You’re releasing negative energy and it’s coming back to you. This concept is similar to karma. Your mantra should be a positive affirmation that you say throughout the day, constantly sending and receiving positive energy.