Wednesday Wisdom – 10 Mantras for Situational Depression:

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:

  1. “My hardships are always followed by ease”
  2. “My pain is never permanent”
  3. “My pain my not make sense now, but one day it will.”
  4. “I trust myself in my unique process of healing”
  5. “I know that life will always carry me. I am taken care of.”
  6. “Through my sadness, I recognize I am blessed”
  7. “I forgive myself for feeling depressed”
  8. “I am loved by someone every single day”
  9. “Today, I choose to be grateful.”
  10. “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

 

6 thoughts on “Wednesday Wisdom – 10 Mantras for Situational Depression:

  1. Wow, #7!! Yes! So often do we condemn ourselves for feeling “bad.” Forgiving is so important in allowing the feelings to pass through and not sit stagnant within us. Love this post! Thanks for sharing.

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