When meditating, you can focus on your breath, the space between your thoughts, observe your thoughts, or you can focus on a word, or an affirmation/mantra.
A mantra is a “sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating.” (Merriam-Webster.com). And according to Chopra.com, the word mantra has two parts: man, the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, the root of the word instrument. So, “a mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.”
While there are several Sanskrit mantras you can use (like om, for example), I mainly like to use personal ones when I meditate, depending on what I need at the moment. Here are five I use that you can, too:
1, I am calm and centered. When I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed or if I need to focus, this is my go-to.
2. I am open to receive. This is for the times I want to create a feeling of abundance.
3. Breathe in courage, exhale fear. When I’m feeling anxious or a little fearful about something, I use this one.
4. Prosperity flows to me; prosperity flows through me. Another one for when I want to feel abundant.
5. The peace of God shines through me. This is another one I use for when I need more calm in my life.
Do you have another mantra you use when you meditate? Share below by leaving a comment!