Throughout time the mantra, chant and affirmations have been associated with Monks, priest and other holy individuals. I have listed a small part of Wikipedia’ Definition of the words below.
All people desire to feel happiness, success and completion and by changing their mindset, and verbalizing their intentions, they can find what they seek. I have repetitively suggested to, all that will listen, smile often, laugh frequently and embrace morality. I encourage them to practice affirmations each day and become a person they can love. This truly is the key to happiness.
I realize that this can be a hard request to follow when life’s daily conflicts and problems inject their selves onto their paths. However, this is life’s lessons and it doesn’t matter what befalls them but how they emerge from them that matters. It is what it is, was what it was but what you make of it is what truly matters in the whole scheme of things.
It is human to make mistakes yet those that succeed do not stay down but get up and continue on their way. They appreciate a helping hand but do not expect one. They don’t stay down and agonize on why this happened to them. The happy, successful person will not waste their time complaining yet utilize the event so they learn from it and avoid it in the future.
Words, thoughts and intentions are very powerful tools on the correct path in our lives. Each morning, regardless of how you feel, should be met with a positive affirmation and a smile. The best way to start this out is by saying “I am thankful for a new day to better myself and those around me. I will have a great day and I will be happy. I value life and I will become a better person each day!” Saying this often will embed it within you and you make it true.
Look in the mirror and smile even if you have to force it. Practice that throughout the day and you will see that the smile become naturally on its own. Laugh – right now- laugh until it comes out smoothly. Think of it like the bottle that becomes clogged and continued pressure breaks it loose. Soon you will laugh at yourself trying to do it and it will flow evenly with no problems.
Positive affirmations, smiles and laughter will mold your intent for a positive life. This can become the energy you emit and it will affect not only yourself but everyone you come in contact. Think of the happy person you meet at work or on social occasions. If they smile warmly & laugh you find yourself feeling good around them. The person who lacks a smile, seldom laughs and complains about everything – is the person others avoid at all costs.
So I ask you today to practice your affirmation, smile, laugh often, practice morality and to have an awesome, productive day! When it is time for sleep – leave your worries in the dirty clothes hamper and count your blessings instead of sheep. I ask that Angels are on your pillows and your smile brings you restful sleep. However before night falls ….. be the happy, productive person you want to be. Say it and make it so!
Wikipedia describes the mantra as “A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of “creating transformation” (cf. spiritual transformation). Their use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra.”
The chant is describe as
“Chanting (e.g., mantra, sacred text, the name of God/Spirit, etc.) is a commonly used spiritual practice. Like prayer, chant may be a component of either personal or group practice. Diverse spiritual traditions consider chant a route to spiritual development.
- Affirmation in law, a declaration made by and allowed to those who conscientiously object to taking an oath
- Affirmations (New Age), the practice of positive thinking in New Age terminology
- Affirmative prayer, a form of prayer that focuses on a positive outcome
Some examples include chant in African and Native American cultures, Gregorian chant, Vedic chant, Jewish liturgical music (chazzanut), Qur’an reading, Baha’i chants, various Buddhist chants, various mantras, and the chanting of psalms and prayers especially in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Anglican churches (see Anglican Chant).