Try as we might, the holiday season is always a hectic one. Balancing work, family and friends is especially busy during this time of joy, relaxation and wonder. I have talked about my meditation practice before on the blog, and in the next few blog posts, I want to revisit this idea and expound upon mantras a bit. Mantras can be a tool used to help bring calm, focus and positivity to daily life, which can definitely help during these next few weeks of craziness!
Mantras come in many forms, they can be one word or a short phrase and in sanskrit or any other language. One simple yet powerful mantra is OM, which is the sound of the universe. Another mantra is Om mani padme hum, which translates to “the jewel is in the lotus.” Ultimately, mantras are for clearing your mind. A last example is Om namah shivaya, which translates to “I honor the divinity within myself.”
I use mantras during meditation and they work especially well with a mala bracelet. Mantras are also great to use throughout the day to help you be more mindful and present. If you’re stuck on something or struggling to overcome something mantras can be helpful stepping stones. Do you have any mantras that you meditate on frequently? I would love to hear them in the comments! And keep an eye out for the mantras we will be discussing for the month of December!
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.