When using a mantra, it's believed that only the positive intentions and actions will fill your mind and eliminate negativity.
A mantra can be as simple as the word 'love,' something you are thankful for, or a phrase such as 'om shanti, shanti, shanti' which represents all encompassing peace. You can also meditate on an affirmation, such as 'I accept myself.'
Many people are fortunate enough to be gifted a mantra from a teacher or guru.
However, you can choose a mantra for yourself depending on what you are needing in life. While choosing a mantra, you should consider your inner motivations for practising meditation.
Whether you're looking for positivity, health, happiness, self love, or if you simply want to find balance.