Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Whoops, I Accidentally Picked Up A Mantra

Yesterday evening, I was running a quick errand when I caught a piece on public radio about the Mantra Trailer. This is a project whereby a woman goes around and educates people about the power of mantras and where possible collects them.

I have to admit, I found the whole concept to be way too new-age/hippie for my liking. What a silly concept I thought, repeating the same short phrase over and over again. Like people really do that?

And then it hit me, as I was waiting for a stop light to change, of late I've found myself doing exactly this. I'll be working on some especially thorny problem*, or stuck in traffic, and I find myself repeating the same phrase. And so here it is, my mantra, that I subconsciously started reciting:

Everything, is going to be OK.

I wish I had come up with something more exotic or deeper. But, that's it. So far, everything indeed has been OK - so I guess it's working.

Check out the Mantra Trailer project to listen to other people's mantras. And who knows, maybe you'll discover your own?

Speaking of which, if you've got one, I'd love to hear/read it.

*Yes, I do indeed talk to myself outloud when I work. Such is the joy of working for yourself from home. Yeah, I wouldn't last 10 minutes in a traditional office.

1 comment:

  1. Whenever I'm doing something that's painful or very difficult I tell myself "pain is only temporary, it will be over soon"