Do you use mantras? I find them wildly helpful for setting intentions, practicing mindfulness, and chilling the eff out. Haha! In fact, I named this very blog to honor one of my favorite mantras of all time. FIND DELIGHT.
As you go about the tasks of your day, your mind is constantly popping in with new thoughts and ideas. And there are emotions that go along with these brain intruders. Sometimes a thought will bring up self-doubt, an idea will instill fear. A mantra has the power to drown out the excess noise, and to quell the accompanying emotions, by repeating something neutral or even empowering!
So why does it work?
“Put simply, it’s because it employs the thinking mind instead of trying to ignore it, silence it or subdue it. It uses thoughts to transcend thoughts, which is an extremely skillful method.”
As I mentioned before, FIND DELIGHT, is one of my faves but I’ve used many others to help me focus my thoughts in a direction of my choosing. If you’ve never given mantras a try, I encourage you to do so! Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting more about mantras so check back if this sorta thing tickles your fancy or you’d like to learn more. Until then choose a chant that suits ya…
I AM STRONG.
I AM ABUNDANT.
I AM CONFIDENT.
I AM HAPPY.
I AM ALL I NEED.
In this multi-week series, #MantraMania, I’m going to lay the ground work for you to make mantras a part of your life. Here’s what you can expect from the series:
13 thoughts on “Do you use mantras?”
I actually do use them from time to time. If I get overwhelmed in a situation or my nerves get to me, I try to help myself with various mantras. Great post!
I love this post, so inspiring! I haven’t really tried using mantras before, but i love the examples you gave at the end!
Only way I’ve used mantra was when I was quitting smoking. Told myself I don’t need one/want one & started believe in it.
I love mantras and quotes! They are always motivated and inspiring!
I don’t use mantras much – I’m more like motivational quote and picture kind of person. But I think you should do things that give you the energy and positive vibes. Mantras can sure be good for that! 🙂
I never realised it until I read this but hell yeah I use Mantras all the time! I am strong, I am fierce, I am ambitious, and I can get shit done! Thank you xx
I think everyone thinks of things when they are in difficult times. The serenity prayer is kind of a mantra to focus ones self on the things one can control and not on the things over which someone has no control.
I usually use mantra during the night before my exam HHAHA