These past decades, mantras have spread wide over the globe and have become very popular in our Western culture. There is a good reason why so many people have embraced this tradition of chanting mantras and reap the benefits of this practice in their daily lives.
Let us have a look at the origin of the word mantra:
MANTRA (Sanskrit): speech, instrument of thought
MAN: to think
TRA: tool, transport or vehicle
Also translated as:
A TOOL OF THOUGHT
A TOOL TO FOCUS THE MIND
A VEHICLE THAT HELPS US TO 'TRANSPORT' OR ELEVATE THE MIND
A mantra can be any word or phrase that alters consciousness through meaning, tone, rhythm, or physical vibration.
IN ESSENCE, MANTRAS ARE VIBRATIONAL TOOLS THAT HELP US
TO TRANSFORM OR ELEVATE THE VIBRATION OF OUR BEING.
A mantra can be any word or phrase that alters consciousness through meaning, tone, rhythm, or physical vibration. Some mantras might have a specific message behind them, others might just be sounds that are helping you to shift on a vibrational level while calming the often restless mind. (Think of the mantra ‘AUM’) Regardless of which mantra you choose, they can help you to have a deeper meditative experience.
It is easy to set up your mantra practice and integrate this way of meditating into your daily life. It is a simple way to find peace in your day and to bring a greater sense of support and meaning into your life, all while creating more space for clarity and creativity. Mantras can be used in any situation, when waking up, during the day, or before bedtime. But especially when life is challenging you, mantras can provide a source of strength and hope, no matter your background or experience.
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