A mantra is a powerful phrase, designed to make a positive impact on the way that you feel.
For some, a mantra is spiritual. A phrase, often in the original Sanskrit, used to meditate with, to clear the mind of distracting thoughts, or to hold an intention. Sometimes, given to you by a guru or meditation teacher, as something unique to you.
For me, ‘mantra’ has a wider and more contemporary meaning, and a much wider application in life – as any phrase which makes a positive impact on how you feel.
It can be a phrase created by you; a quote you have read or heard; a piece of advice someone has given you; or simply a word that has meaning and impact for you.
It is always phrased in a positive way, intended to encourage and point you towards being your best self – not to punish or criticise you for being your worst self.
How to use a mantra
Your mantra can be said out loud, or repeated quietly to yourself, or written somewhere that catches your eye – on a postcard, poster or screensaver, for example. At Mantra Jewellery, we even create jewellery that enables you to wear your mantra and carry it with you all the time.
A mantra’s intention is to focus your thoughts, to remind you of something, and to change your mood and mindset.
At different points in our lives, or on a given day, we can benefit hugely from words that resonate with us. It can be easy to slip into a self-defeating frame of mind, feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges or by difficult circumstances.
A mantra can bring our mind back to a more positive, open and resolute position, so we are energised and empowered to move forwards.
Mantras change mindset. They bring motivation, they strengthen resolve, and they give focus. They reassure, they comfort, they inspire and uplift, they energise, they toughen our minds. Most powerfully, they bring self-belief.
I have a saying that captures the power of a mantra for me:
A mantra can’t change the world. But it can change the way you feel – and that can change your world.”