Mantra & Meditation

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    Posted on Monday, Dec 12, 2016

    I am a firm believer that practices like mantra and meditation can uplift one’s spirit and energy.  A mantra can be anything from an encouraging phrase to a sound.  I’m sure everyone is familiar with the common mantra “Om” or “Aum”.  By simply repeating this tones to yourself in a calm harmony it’s possible that you enhance your physical, emotional and mental state of being.  http://www.doyouyoga.com/why-mantra-repetition-is-powerful-and-important-to-yoga/

    Personal Anecdote: There are times when we all look back on our past and are reminded of a moment that changed our lives forever.  For me, this moment was when my dad died.  I was only 15 at the time and, although I grew up knowing that he was sick, it’s something I struggle to deal with every day.  At the time, I was a freshman in high school and took a month off to deal with my emotions and convince myself that school was worth continuing.  To this day, I don’t always understand why my family was dealt the cards we were.  However, instead of dwelling on the negative things in my life I try and look past them and move forward. My mom has instilled in me a mantra of “this too shall pass”.  No feeling is permanent and every situation will get better.  I know now that there is not an obstacle I cannot overcome in my life, if I continue to believe that this too shall pass..

    by Katina Hicks, College of Agriculture
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