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How To: Create A Mantra
ZANDER GLADISH

We all have the power to surround ourselves with positive energy, molding our feelings, attitudes and actions with a simple daily declaration or mantra. In Hinduism and Buddhism, a mantra is a sacred word, phrase, sound or syllable capable of spiritual transformation when used as an object of concentration. Whether that mantra is traditional and invokes a higher spiritual power or is a more practical declaration like an uplifting word, phrase, sound or syllable, it’s a powerful way to focus our thoughts and eventually change our thinking.

To add positive energy into your life through a mantra practice, commit to a word or phrase based on your own personal goals or start with the popular mantra: “I change my thoughts, I change my world.” Use your chosen mantra at the start of your day to set an uplifting energy for everything that happens once you walk out the door.

The mantra can’t do its job if you don’t use it, so the key is to consistently take action. You should notice after just a few days how your awareness, thoughts and actions begin to shift. Use the steps below to establish your own morning routine: 

  1. Set aside a specific time in the morning to dedicate to your mantra recitation. Find a comfortable space and settle into a relaxed position.
  2. Close your eyes and repeat the mantra ten times out loud.
  3. Redirect your attention from distraction, focusing on your mantra and nothing else.

And, just like that, you’re on your way.