Use Mantra to Focus Attention

September 1, 2013

One of the easiest meditation techniques to use, which is suitable for anyone, is mantra. A meditation mantra is a sound which serves as an attractive focus of attention during preliminary stages of meditation practice. It may be a meaningless word, a word which has a meaning which may be contemplated as the sound is listened to, or a sound which arises within one’s field of awareness.

The usefulness of mantra contemplation is that the meditator’s attention becomes so involved with it that awareness of physical and mental activities is replaced by awareness of the mantra; thus solving the major problem that many meditators encounter—that of preoccupation with feelings and thought processes.

For the purpose of experiencing relaxation and favorable psychological states, one may use any pleasant word or word-phrase as the meditation mantra. One should feel comfortable with the mantra if its use during meditation practice is to be satisfying. Words commonly used as meditation mantras include God, peace, joy, light, love, and Om. Word-phrases like “I am one with God,” or “I am peace” may be used, so long as it is understood that they are not to be considered as affirmations for conditioning the mind, but are merely statements of ideal states of awareness to be consciously unfolded and actualized. The meditation mantra should be attractive to the mind and so involve the meditator’s attention that adjustments to clear states of consciousness can be more easily facilitated.

Speak this positive affirmation:

Using mantra meditation my mind easily becomes focused and I am able to experience clearer states of consciousness.

Have a good day . . . and a great life!