7 Tried and True Mantras to Make the Most of Every Day

Goodnet readers share the mantras they use to guide themselves through the day, live meaningful lives and stay present.

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A personal mantra can provide a sense of focus and peace. (Nikita Burdenkov / Shutterstock.com)

Mantras are sacred utterances that have psychological and spiritual power. A mantra can be a single syllable - such as the yogi’s “ohm” - or it can be a word or phrase that resonates with the chanter’s life and aspirations.

While mantras have traditionally been used during meditation to help the mind stay present, today they are also used as statements of affirmation to facilitate life changes and self-improvement. Dating back over 3,000 years, the practice of repeating a guiding mantra can have powerful impact, providing clarity, positivity and perspective.

Finding a personal mantra can be an important step in achieving life aspirations. For those who are still looking for that special word or phrase, Goodnet and Good Deeds Day Facebook fans shared the tried and true mantras they use to guide themselves through the day, live meaningful lives and stay present. 

Self Empowerment Mantras   

1. You are enough.

2. You are the only person who can make your life better.

Man on a boat in the sea.

We are the greatest agents of personal change. (fran_kie / Shutterstock.com)

Doing Good Mantras

3.  Light up the darkness.

4. First maintain life, then enhance it. 

5. Be the change you want to see.

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Even a tiny spark generates light. (Rido / Shutterstock.com)

Staying Present Mantras

6. Wherever you go, there you are.

7. Focus on what you do have, not what you lack.

Horses at sunset

Live each moment to the fullest. (Steve Photography / Shutterstock.com)


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