Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I have entered a phase which I have named Mantra Madness (I know, I know, it’s catchy.) I wake up to saying a mantra, I say a mantra whenever I have a negative thought, and sometimes I say a mantra just because the moments seems right. Mantras have become my personal defense against negativity. They don’t always make things better instantly, but they do help if I allow them to.
(If you heard of and believe in the Law of Attraction, mantras can aid with “attracting.”)
For the most part, I have a couple mantras that I really find helpful that I have memorized and repeat to myself whenever needed and sometimes during meditation. I also have plenty of mantras on specific topics that I have written down in a little book that I look up when needed. Additionally, I have mantras posted in different places so I’m constantly reminded to think positively throughout the day.
You can put mantras as alerts on your phone, on your computer, by a mirror, on your fridge, by a picture (good for relationships), etc.
Here are some mantras I have learned. Just take what is fitting for you.
(If I didn’t write who I got the mantra from, it’s from Gabrielle Bernstein. )
To help with difficult situations:
I could see peace instead of this… –A Course in Miracles
I choose see love instead fear.
I choose to see this differently.
I am not my body. I am free.
I am grateful for my body.
I turn my perception of my body to my inner guide. Show me what you’ve got.
I am beautiful inside and out- (me)
I am grateful for my body because… -(me)
I do not judge. I choose to see (name’s) light and see him/her with love. –(me)
I’m losing weight and feel great. (I didn’t come up with this and I don’t remember where it came from)
I am grateful for what I have and I welcome all the gifts this day will bring.
Fast and strong, I run with joy. –(me)
I feel light as I run uphill –(me)
My body heals as my mind heals. –(me)
My mind is healing every moment. –(me)
There are tons and tons of mantras out there. Feel free to look up mantras on any subject. Also, you can do what I did and make up mantras yourself. Sometimes this is the best thing to do as they might be more powerful to you.
Additionally, if there is an inspiring quote you like, they can act as mantras or good daily reminders as well. As you can see on the top of my blog there is always a positive quote. I also try to read the quote I posted last week by Marianne Williamson as often as I can too. Today I heard another awesome quote by Mary Oliver:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I actually heard this quoted in a TedxTalk video by Diana Nyad, the 64 year old woman who just became the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to China. She tried 4 other times previously. What a great example to never give up! (Sorry for getting off track but I had to mention her.)
If you have any mantras you would like to share, please do so in a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.
Stay in the present,