“As you think, so shall you will be.” – philosopher William James
Recovery has many ups and downs, but it’s worth it. The lifelong benefits of recovery are priceless – peace of mind, enhanced health, more meaningful life goals, greater connection with others, healthier coping strategies and more. Whether you’re currently in recovery or looking to begin your journey, mantras are an excellent way to keep your mind grounded.
According to the EOC Institute, a mantra is a “series of phrases or words that are sung or chanted during meditation.” Mantra meditation seeks to help a person reach their goals by focusing on key messages that will help get them there. It gives your mind a focal point, and allows you to channel all your energy into your belief of success. The following are some excellent mantras that you can begin using to find which one works best for you:
- One day, one moment, one step at a time.
- I am okay in this moment.
- This is only temporary.
- This too shall pass.
- I have survived. I will survive again.
- It’s alright to feel this way.
- My best is good enough.
- Failure is part of the process.
- All I need is within me now.
These are just a few, albeit extremely powerful mantras that can transform lives. Much of the time our minds try to trick us by generating negative, critical comments that make us feel low, unworthy, unlovable, and unprepared. This can cause us to have self-doubt, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and much more. By adopting a mantra to use throughout the day in meditation, you can hone in on changing those hateful scripts towards something more positive and encouraging.
U.S. News notes that mantras are most impactful through introspection – as a person holds onto the mantra and feels its vibrations throughout the mind, body, and soul, one can develop a deeper sense of purpose with the mantra, making it more real and thus more likely to occur. Try finding a mantra that truly works for you and watch your journey to recovery unfold.
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