I am currently participating in one of Deepak Chopra’s 21-day meditation experiences. These are online, free opportunities to expand your meditation practice and deepen your awareness. When you participate, you also receive an occasional email from Deepak Chopra with guidance and suggestions. Today’s email was about the benefits of using a mantra.
A mantra is a word or phrase in any language that helps quiet the mind while uplifting the heart. I have lifted a quote from his email for your consideration. After you read his thoughts, ask yourself “Who wouldn’t desire these things in their life?” Then, discover using mantras for yourself. Approach this gently and without judgement. Remember that the goal of practice is to develop this as a natural part of your life so let it unfold and trust the process.
As we silently repeat the mantra during meditation, a few things happen:
- We quiet our mind — Repetition of the mantra helps us to disconnect from our thoughts, allowing access to the meditative state where all distractions and worries drop away.
- We access deeper awareness — Through the resonance of the mantra, a mental vibration is created that allows the mind to experience pure awareness.
- We discover our true nature — With daily use during meditation, the mantra is a tool that helps the body, mind, and spirit relax into their true essence — pure potentiality and happiness.