What can you do with a mantra?
The word mantra means "mind tool" or something that "expands the mind". You can use it to focus the mind in meditation and in everyday life. By repeating a mantra, you can train your mind to stay focused on it... to the exclusion of other thinking. In meditation, the result can be a feeling of "expansion." In meditation and in life, reflection upon this "expansion" can yield a shift --or an expansion, if you will-- in your perspective. You might be more likely to observe your own thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which helps create just enough distance that you can act consciously rather than reactively.
What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation?
Here's a quick summary of what I discuss
- Choose a mantra to use in meditation based on your gut instinct. Pick one you like from the 7 options I offer.
- Use the same mantra throughout your day when you need to calm yourself down or reduce the effects of internal or external distractions.
Be moving, be true, be you
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