An imbalanced mind wanders rapidly from one thought to the next triggering fearful thoughts and creating anxiety that often times makes no sense. We scare ourselves with the fears of yesterday and the presumptions of tomorrow. We can completely lose the precious power of the moment we are in presently.
Mantras are a valuable self-care tool that we can access anytime. With a dedication to noticing what’s going on and applying mantra to the circumstances of life, we can transform the way we live. As I explained in my post A Mantra is a Catchphrase, mantras are short, personally meaningful words or phrases that you repeat to yourself when your mind spins out in panic. With regular practice, we re-train the mind to stay calm and open when confronted with fear. As most of you know through my blog, the most important piece of breaking the fear cycle is noticing when you are in the grips of fear, and then doing something about it.
Now, it’s time to find your mantra. Make your catchphrase short enough to remember and utilize at any point in your day. Just do it!
Here are some mantras that I use every day:
- At this moment, I am safe.
- Slow everything down now.
- Open, open, open your heart.
- Release the drama, release the fear and find the truth.
- Breathe long and deep.
- You are safe, you are loved, you are light.
- Find the good in this moment now.
- I am with you in spirit.
For anyone who wants to dig deeper into the world of mantras, there are many wonderful books on the subject. A particular favorite of mine is You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. It is filled with affirmations that illuminate the symptoms related to emotional, spiritual and physical obstacles of life.
Mantra reconnects you to your personal power, and to the infinite power of the world around you. Take this chance to quiet the many distractions of the mind. I wish you peace on your path.