Do you believe that words have power? I do.
Whether they are spoken or thought, whispered or sung, the bursts of sound that we call our voice can communicate much more than we know.
In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, the repetition of specific sounds is used to invoke peace, healing, and change. They are called mantras and combine the physical vibrations of words with intent concentration to positively affect our inner landscape.
There are many short yet infinitely significant Sanskrit mantras to choose from, but one in particular is resonating with me lately. The words below, when repeated out loud, create a beautiful sound that seems to reveal their deep meaning.
“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”
(low-kaah’-ha suh-muh-staah’-ha soo-khee-no’ bhuh’-vun-too)
What it means:
May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
What better way to begin each new day than with the reminder to live your life in a way that promotes peace and freedom for all beings? Try it while you make your breakfast or as you’re getting ready in the morning – you may be surprised at how noticeable the effects are!
With the right focus and intention, mantras like this one can help realign your thoughts and actions, bringing you to a place of deep and powerful peace.