I have once again started a new series of meditation with Oprah and Deepak. The theme for this series is “Expanding your Happiness.” I continue to find the messages easy to follow and extremely enlightening. It only takes about 20 minutes and I never feel frustrated or annoyed about being unable to stay focused. I contribute this to the mantra that is introduced each day. This mantra is used to guide you back to a meditative state, when you have external interruptions and or intrusive thoughts.
Here is what Deepak has to say about the mantra. I hope it is helpful to you as it was to me
MANTRA- Sanskrit syllables are carefully chosen to work with and empower the teaching of the day. As we silently repeat the mantra during meditation a few things happen:
- We quiet our mind – Repetition of the mantra helps us to disconnect from our thoughts, allowing access to the meditative state where all distractions and worries drop away.
- We access deeper awareness – Through the resonance of the mantra, a mental vibration is created that allows the mind to experience pure awareness.
- We discover our true nature – With daily use during meditation, the mantra is a tool that helps the body, mind, and spirit relax into their true essence—pure potentiality and happiness.