Affirmations, Mantras, and Visualization — these tools are powerful resources to help us reach our life and spiritual goals. Sometimes there can be confusion, and it is important to understand the best ways to use each — noting the differences and choosing the one(s) that work best for you in the appropriate times and spaces in your life.
Affirmations Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Affirmations are short phrases that are very impactful to you. Choose phrases that get right to the root of your issues. No more skating on the surface — 2020 is the year for impactive, honest choices and creating momentum in your forword movement.
Do not choose phrases based on what you or others ‘think’ you should do. Choose based on what you truly desire. i,e, “Everyday, I find more reasons to pause and celebrate the tiny things I often overlook“ or “I work with my internal trusted source, to find the answers I have been unable to face alone.”
Use Mantras to Improve Your Focus
Mantra originates in Sanskrit, and is chanting of a sacred sound as a hymn or incantation. Simple examples include “Om,” holding the sound over time with repetition as you are lead or “So Hum” when breathing in and out. “So hum” vibrates and resonates with the balance of masculine energy (hum) with the feminine (so).
These mantra are intended to open you up to your inner connections and block out mental chatter and distractions (or monkey mind). You can also create a personal mantra, such as Balance, Faith or Love. Or identify a single word that makes you feel very strong and confident. Speaking the mantra out loud communicates the intent of the mantra.
See Your Success through Visualization
Visualization allows you to see your successes, guiding you to fulfill those visions. Our imagination and creativity open the doors for you, and trusting your intuition can go a long way in this practice. People in every area of pursuit rely on their gut feelings for focus and success. We can imagine and visualize any experience, and make it real.
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus lived by his quote: “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head.”
You are amazing, Keep up the great work! ~ Diane