You and I live in a world that can seem uncertain at times. Often this feeling is driven not by actual events, but by our thinking about those events. That feeling of disconnectedness that creates that aloneness is driven by dozens of “facts” and mindsets propagated profusely through popular culture.
The truth is we are in this universe, and we are of this universe. It’s not a stretch to call us children of the universe. Here’s profound truth, though. We are also part the intelligence, wisdom, and power that underlies this amazing universe.
Our choice to live in these bodies for a few decades may obscure that fact, but it is nonetheless a fact.
We are not disconnected from that fact, but we are misaligned and misinformed. This mantra, used regularly, helps remind you that you are not this separate spark trying to survive alone, but you are part of the massive fire of consciousness. You are not the lone drop of water; you are part of the ocean.
Good morning, my friends. The esteemed Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. For the Nobel Peace Prize for his peaceful work to bring an end to the Vietnam War.
He called his work “Engaged Buddhism.” While older monks sought to remain above the fray in the the country’s civil war, Thay, as he’s known to his students today, led a group of younger monks who worked actively to stop the war.
For his trouble, the victorious North Vietnamese exiled him from the country. Their loss was the West’s gain. He established his Plum Village Monastery in France and began sharing his message of peace and compassion with western readers.
My favorite book of his is Peace Is Every Step. The book is filled with wisdom and insight into our struggles as human beings and ways to release ourselves from them.
In that book, Hanh shares a simplified version of a Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditation that I have used off and in for many years. It’s a fantastic mantra for meditation, but is also a fantastic aspirational affirmation.
May I be happy. May I be peaceful. May I be free from suffering.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be free from suffering.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!
Money, as we’ve discussed many times on this blog, is not meant to rule us. It’s meant to be a tool for us. It’s a form of energy and exchange in our world. This 17-minute meditative mantra is meant to help you attract more money and abundance into your life.
It’s recorded in first and second-person and each repeats nearly 100 times. For best results use headphones and listen to the recording regularly for about three weeks.
The word prosperity embodies the concepts of success, flourishing, and having abundance. A mantra is a word that is repeated numerous times as a point of focus. The repetition helps to establish the feelings associated with the word in your subconscious. During this 10-minute recording, the word prosperity is repeated about 100 times. You can listen consciously or have it playing unconsciously in the background while you’re doing other work. After repeated plays, the word prosperity will be embedded in your subconscious.
The affirmation I am prosperous, I am prosperous, I am prosperous and more so every day is repeated six times during the recording. Use this recording to attract and manifest prosperity and abundance into your consciousness.