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How to create a mantra for life

Posted: by Jo Tuesday, 20 March 2018 @ 18:21

A good starting point for creating a mantra for your life is to create a ‘Vision Board’ for what you want your life to look like.

Draw, or stick pictures, or use PowerPoint or Pinterest, to create a picture of the important people, places, things, activities and achievements you desire in your ideal life, and the values that are important to you. It will include things that make you happy, things you are grateful for, and what you want to achieve.

Spend some time doing this, to get it right – looking at it should inspire and motivate you.

Looking at this Vision Board, craft a phrase which will bring it to mind for you. This could be a quote you have read; a favourite phrase or line from a poem; a piece of advice you have been given; or your own sentence.

For example, ‘Live the life I have imagined’, ‘Hard work brings sweet rewards’, ‘I create the life I want’, may work for you to bring your vision to mind. Or ‘Freedom through achievement’ might sum up the freedom you are seeking, but with the sense of achievement that is important to you.

Work through it a few times, to see what resonates for you. This is your mantra for your life.

Another way of creating a ‘mantra for life’ is to sum up the strengths you would like in your life. This is more like an invocation or blessing:

‘May my body be strong, my mind calm, my heart wild, my soul pure, and my spirit free. May I rise up with courage when I fall; and lift others with kindness when they fall. May I be brave enough to stand alone, but wise enough to ask for help’.

Find out more about: what is a mantra; choosing and using a mantra; how to create a mantra for happiness; how to create a power mantra; and how to create a mantra for now.


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