As an empath, I wish I could ease the pain of everyone going through a period of situational depression. I know the feeling of heaviness and sadness that shows its face on a daily basis. Like I’ve previously described, mindfulness is a great coping mechanism for situational depression (see my last blog post for more.) Most likely, getting lost in your thoughts during meditation occurs – especially for beginners. For the wandering mind, I find mantras to be extremely helpful.
For those who are unfamiliar, a mantra is a statement that is frequently repeated. The repetition creates comfort and reassurance for those reciting it. Mantras have been popular in various religions, prayers and meditation practices for centuries. I find mantras to be uplifting and a great mindfulness tool for almost everyone. When we continuously repeat statements to ourselves, we are giving ourselves positive power from within. Finding comfort in your own words is a wonderful guide towards self healing. Remember; whatever you tell yourself in the now will manifest in the future. Keep your mind and mantras positive during your meditations.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite mantras since becoming a mindfulness teacher. I often repeat these in my own times of need or confusion. My students have loved them and frequently used them in their daily lives. I hope they can give comfort during your practice and difficult periods. If you have a favorite mantra, comment below and tell me your thoughts. I would love to hear what words make your heart feel at ease –
I recommend repeating these mantras at least three times each. Three is a powerful number and provides reassurance for the mind:
10 Mantras for Situational Depression:
- “My hardships are always followed by ease”
- “My pain is never permanent”
- “My pain my not make sense now, but one day it will.”
- “I trust myself in my unique process of healing”
- “I know that life will always carry me. I am taken care of.”
- “Through my sadness, I recognize I am blessed”
- “I forgive myself for feeling depressed”
- “I am loved by someone every single day”
- “Today, I choose to be grateful.”
- “I love you. I love you. I love you.”
Today, choose to heal yourself through the power of your own voice.
-Marissa Ranahan – Owner of Karmic Flow