Where we place our energy has a tremendous link to the outcomes in our life. Yes, there are bad things that happen to good people and there are things that happen in life that just don't seem to make sense. But at the end of the day, we hold so much more power than we often realize. That power lies in our minds. It is founded in our intention. It can be directed through mantra.
A mantra is a statement or slogan repeated to aide concentration in meditation. It can help to empower you. To keep you connected to something greater. To offer you support when life feels uncomfortable.
The beauty of mantra is that it can be anything you want. Anything that fits for you. And it can evolve based on what is present for you at any given time. But choose wisely, because where we focus our mind our lives will often follow. So choose something hopeful, something positive, something real to you.
I like to change my mantras up depending on the situation. One mantra that I use regularly as a therapist is "It is there stuff, not mine." This helps me to clear the energy and be best able to help my clients by letting go of feelings that do not suit the therapy process. It allows me to be clear enough for them to work through their stuff without it being colored by any of mine. This is a gift to my clients and also a self care necessity for me.
Here is a guide to creating your own personal daily mantra:
1. What are your goals for the day?
2. What do you need to focus on in order to achieve these goals?
3. How must you feel about yourself in order for these goals to be achieved?
4. Combine the answers to these 3 questions into a short sentence or two.
5. Keep your mantra positive. For example, if you say, "I don't want to get sick today" you are focusing on being sick (negative). In comparison you can say, "Today I am healthy."
What will your mantra be for today?
Until next time,