Monday, 28 October 2013

The Ritual of the Spoken Word(An excerpt from the book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)

This is a ritual about self affirming mantras. A mantra is nothing more than a collection of words strung together to create a positive effect. They could be said aloud or written. Repeating a mantra aloud has a wonderful effect on the spirit. When you need to feel motivated, repeat those self reassuring words. For example ‘I am inspired, disciplined and energized' out loud several times. To maintain the supreme sense of self-confidence you can cultivate, to repeat, 'I am strong, able and Calm.’ Whatever positive feeling you want to derive, create a mantra for it and say it aloud.
The ritual reminds us that we are what we think about all day long. We are also what we say to ourselves all day long. If you say that you are old and tired, this mantra will be manifested in your external reality. If you say you are weak and lack enthusiasm, this too will be the nature of your world. But if you say that you are healthy, dynamic and fully alive, your life will be transformed.

You see the words you say to yourself affect your self-image and your self-image determines what actions you take. For example, if your self-image is one of a person who lacks the confidence to do anything of value, you will only be able to take actions which are aligned with this trait. On the other hand, if your self-image is one of a radiant individual who is fearless, again, all your actions will correspond to this quality. Your self-image is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.

 Hence create those positive mantras around your life to realize great transformation.

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