What Is A Mantra?

What a Mantra Is

Our Hawaiian word-of-the-week is a mantra. Before we learn our Hawaiian mantra, let me speak about what a mantra is.

A mantra is something that you chant over and over again— that helps you to focus. It gives you your north, like a compass— it keeps you pointing in the right direction.

Powerful mantras are used by elite warriors, Shao-lin monks, Catholic saints, disruptors of the status quo, and chain breakers throughout history.

Think of the mantras, “I will survive!” or “Banana!” which basically means, “Have fun!”

When you say this mantra, it needs to trigger something in your brain or deep in your soul— to make you STOP, pivot and redirect your focus back to your source.

A mantra aligns you with who you want to be.

For example, in the midst of confusion, when you realize that there is no answer out there— you might suddenly say:

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

“Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,” I bow to the Divine Teacher Within.

If you’re in a situation where you are forced to be something you don’t want to be— you use a mantra to become who you want to be— in that very moment.

I am not this war. I am not this chaos. I am this love. I am peace.

Om Namah Shivaya

Universal consciousness is one.

Om Namah (Na-mai) Shivaya.

“Take from me what is not free. What is trapped within me, locked within my heart and unable to soar.”

Om Namah Shivaya.

For by your grace, I’ve heard your name. And I’ll never be the same.

Om Namah Shivaya.

And by your grace, I’ve seen your face, a never-ending sweet embrace.

Om Namah Shivaya.

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