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The Beauty Of Mantras In A Chaotic World

If I had a dollar each time I get asked if mantras are any good, I’d fill up a mansion with notes.

And if I put each note end-to-end I bet they’d make a path from Singapore to New York. 

This comes as a surprise to me – given the amount of celebrities that use them to handle their anxieties or de-stress. From singers like Katy Perry to Tv show hosts like Oprah Winfrey.

So when I got this question AGAIN last week, I figured I’d do justice to it. And lay out all the facts for you. 

I guess you can say this is your goodbye to confusion or anxiety. And a warm welcome to pure bliss.

Because if you wake up feeling overwhelmed with the way the world is, which is nothing short of chaotic – then you’ll find a soothing comfort in mantras.

We’ll also explore a variety of ways you can experience calmness within their presence.

If your spirit feels shaken, then mantras will help you feel revived. And we’ll be looking at a couple ways to do that.

Ready for a new beginning? Let’s dive in.

What Are Mantras And How Do They Affect You?

Once you get soaked in the blessings of mantras you can’t go back.

Mantras are words, syllables, phrases or sounds that penetrate the deeper parts of your mind and bring you profound energy.

It’s like going through a new form of awakening. 

So how do they work?

They send high vibrations throughout your body. Which allows you to feel peaceful, calmer and happier across your day.

For better results, repeat them so you train your mind and body to respond to it.

Think of mantras like cell phone numbers. Repeat them the right way, the right number of times, and you can call forth the right energy for your situation.

Whether it’s peace, happiness or even healing.

How To Use Mantras.

As a general rule,  mantras are meant to be repeated over and over again.

This adds weight to the power of your words. It also allows your mind and body to react positively the moment you say them.

For example, notice how you instinctively reach for your phone each time it rings? 

In the same way, you can program your mind to respond automatically to the magical sounds of mantras. 

The best way to achieve this is to repeat your mantras during meditation. Meditation provides the quiet, calming environment for mantras to thrive.

Here are a few more ways to use mantras:

1) Find a serene and comfortable environment. 

The last thing you want while saying your mantras is distraction. They pull your energy and focus from many sides making it hard to concentrate on your manifestations.

That’s why it’s important to find a place where you can shut the rest of the world out. No cell phones or humans harping about the latest reality show. 

It’s only you, fully present in the moment.

2) Relax Your Body And Smile.

Smiling has a unique way of lifting our mood. It forces a rush of positive emotions throughout your body.

Also, relaxing the muscles in your body releases tension. This makes you feel more present, and at ease.

Tension breeds fear, that’s why muscle relaxation and smiling are important to release it.

3) Focus On A Specific Part Of Your Body Or Mind

Mantras, like many parts of manifestation, are personal. This means you can adjust the sounds to your specific needs.

If a part of your body needs healing for example, shift your focus on it.

 Also, you can put your attention on a part of your soul that’s struggling or troubled.

Benefits Of Mantras.

When done right, mantras feel like a warm, reassuring hug from a friend.

Getting caught up in endless drama? Simply pull out your peace mantras to de-stress. 

Sick of feeling unhappy from your unbearable anxiety? There’s a bunch of happiness mantras waiting for you.

Whatever tough situation you’re going through, there’s always one to help you achieve a sense of calm, clarity and resilience.

Mantra for peace.

In the face of chaos nothing’s more reassuring than a mantra to keep ourselves sane.

Here are just a few ones you can try.

  1. a) I am peaceful

The mantra “Om Shanti” is one of the most powerful mantras you can use. Om means “I am” or “I have” while  Shanti means “peace”

To repeat them together, you can say “I am peaceful”

This is a good mantra when you feel overwhelmed with drama or problems in your life.

Here’s how you can use it in practice:

“I have peace in my life”

Mantra for confidence

Sometimes we feel unsure of ourselves. Like we’re good or doing enough.

These mantras will give you a new found belief in yourself to handle the toughest situations.

You’ll gain fresh insights about yourself. They’re all about helping you see yourself for who you truly are: a powerful, capable being.

  1. a) The “I am who I want to be” Mantra

This mantra is served from the Hindu mantra: “Ham Sah” which means “I am that”

When manifesting this is a great mantra for focusing on the kind of person you want to become.

All you have to do is say “I am that” before your desire. It’s important that this desire is more of a habit, character. Not material things like cars or houses.

Here’s how it would look in practice:

“I am a confident and positive person”

  1. b) The absolute mantra

There’s a deeper, more authentic version of yourself locked inside your mind. 

This mantra is useful when you want to connect to it. The Hindu version is “Om tat sat” meaning “absolute truth”

It’s very effective if you’re going through imposter syndrome. Or feel like you’re not being authentic with your family, friends or co-workers.

Think of situations where you’re afraid of being judged. Or wanting to please people. 

Here’s how it works in practice:

“I am expressing my most authentic self”

Mantra for self-love

Nothing beats self love, right? Truth is, nobody can love you more than you.

That’s why this mantra is incredibly powerful to forge a deep bond with yourself.

  1. a) I love myself

This one’s pretty straightforward.

Sometimes we get caught up in our mistakes or shortcomings. And this can make us hate ourselves whenever we slip up because of them.

But it’s important to take a step back so we can see that there’s much more to love – despite our imperfections.

The hindu mantra for this is “So Hum” which means “I am love”

Here’s how it is in practice:

“I am falling in love with myself each day”


“I give myself compassion

What’s the right mantra for you?

Every mantra is effective, but some perform better in specific situations.

It all depends on your personal circumstance, goals and desires.

Now that you’ve got a few to get started with, let’s see how to find the right fit for you.

Get personal.

Let’s kick things off with some self-reflection. What areas in your life do you wish to improve?

What bugs your mind everyday, keeping up all night?

That’s where you start from then work your way towards the mantras. You want to assign the right mantra to your appropriate desires.

This way, they’ll have greater effects in manifesting your desire

Stick to your mantras.

It’s important to integrate mantras into your manifestation routines.

This includes practices like meditations, visualizations, and affirmations.

Repetition is to manifestation what exercise is your body – a stronger, healthier version of you.

So if you want to grow into a powerful manifestor, then manifestation should be part of your daily habits.

Wrapping it up.

You just discovered how mantras can help you stay strong in a chaotic world.

A word of warning though, just knowing how to use mantras isn’t going to automatically bring you peace.

That’s because the key is that you need to take action on what you just learned. 

And that’s why I encourage you to go through each mantra, pick the right one for your situation, and then start practicing.

Because the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll start enjoying the soothing effect they possess.

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