CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK!
Where your mind goes, there your energy flows!
How can you change what you're thinking? A meditation using a mantra.
Now you may ask yourself, what is a mantra? A mantra is a set of words or a phrase that is meaningful to you that is repeated again and again. It could be like the Little Blue Engine's, "I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!".
The intention behind using a mantra is to help quiet and focus the mind on one thing. And because your energy goes towards what you're thinking about, it is important to choose your mantra mindfully. You have an incredible ability to bring about that which you put your attention on. So for today's practice, we will use the mantra HAM SA.
HAM SA means "I am That". This mantra reinforces the fact, that what you focus upon ultimately becomes part of your identity. I am strong! I can do this! I am creative! Henry Ford's words come to mind, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Working with the mantra, HAM SA, is an opportunity for you to connect with your own identity and to have an experience of connecting with the Great I AM. You take a moment to recognize that you are a part of a bigger picture. Your actions, thoughts, and words ripple out affecting those around yourself and beyond. You are not isolated and abandoned but you are loved and connected. You can make a difference.
I invite you to experience this connection. Play along in the video below.
Keep breathing and smiling! I'll see you on your mat. :)
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I am grateful that you are here!