I don’t think desire is a bad thing, but something we have for a reason; I think if we’d listen to our desires and get to know them, they can guide us to a life brimming with purpose—inside and out. These meditation mantras are beautiful tools we can use to get in touch with what we really want from this life (what we can give and thus receive).
“Your desires are clues leading you directly to the expression of your destiny. As you live your love and purpose, you will be held in the arms of abundance. You were born to deeply receive the bounties that spirit provides. All that is required of you is to say yes. Take a deep breath, and receive. Receive. Receive.” – Deepak Chopra
I’m currently listening to the newest constellation that is The Chopra Center’s 21-day meditation experience. It’s a free journey that greets you each day for three weeks with a soothing message, a centering thought, and a meditation mantra to help you quiet the mind and let your soul speak. I love it.
You can still sign up for free here and listen to the meditations up to 5 days after they’re originally published.
The theme for this experience is Desire and Destiny. The opening message captures the spirit of our potential:
It is our soul’s mission to connect with, cherish, and realize our desires in order to live our lives to the fullest and make our greatest contributions to the world. In fulfilling our heart-held dreams we flourish, serving ourselves and others from a place of bliss, generosity, and love. Our journey starts at the beginning, in the center, as we go within to listen to our deepest truth.
The Sanskrit meditation mantras I’m sharing today are from the first five days of this meditation experience. They’re powerfully beautiful in their own right, but I highly recommend listening to them to get the full effect.
Any of these meditation mantras are, of course, perfect for bringing you into deeper alignment with your truth while in a meditation, but you can use them in any way you please. Whatever helps you connect with what lights you up—do that.
5 Soothing Meditation Mantras to Inspire Your Potential for a Life Rich in Desire
1. I am.
Sanskrit translation: So Hum.
Centering thought: I am my deepest desire.
We’re each gifted into this world with a particular destiny that unfolds with clarity when we’re still enough to hear the whispers of our truest desires. Our desires guide us in a direction of purpose, to what will lift us to be of the highest service.
There’s a deep and quiet energy within, and when you create the space to feel it, you begin to allow it to move you down the path of least resistance. In other words, don’t be afraid to be still and don’t try to figure everything out on your own, all at once.We can begin to create a more blissful life path when we’re guided with passion and peace. Click To Tweet
Desire isn’t a selfish distraction. Our desires are signs and seeds. They help us connect with who we truly are, and who we can be. Sitting in the space of “I am” without adding anything can plant you in the right spot for receiving every whisper from your soul.
2. My actions are aligned with cosmic law.
Sanskrit translation: Om Kriyam Namah.
Centering thought: I am a powerful creator.
Meditating on this mantra encourages us to recognize our own undeniable role in creating the story of our lives, and to make choices that nurture ourselves and others.What we give, we receive in kind. This is not good or bad karma, simply a reciprocal exchange. Click To Tweet
If you don’t like something in your life, know that you can change your choices right now and create a new life vibration. Bringing in stillness through meditation (or another practice) helps to wash away the karmic patterns from our trail of past choices, so we can offer something different in the present.
3. Existence, consciousness, bliss.
Sanskrit translation: Sat Chit Ananda.
Centering thought: Abundance flows easily and freely to me.
Success is only equivalent to struggle and sacrifice if we see it through that lens (which we’re usually taught to do). There’s natural ease available to us right now, though, and we can live in ease even while we accomplish things, and we’ll probably end up accomplishing more from that easy space.
Meditation can help us access the realm of unbounded potentiality simply because we’re still and silent enough to become aware of it. If we remain open to the many opportunities life offers, new pathways to realizing our dreams open up to us.
Our lungs breathe and our hearts beat without any effort; a rose doesn’t struggle to blossom and birds don’t fight to fly; so, too, can our dreams materialize when we connect with that same divine, natural intelligence.Life gets easier when we soften the perception that success must be preceded by struggle. Click To Tweet
We live in a universe that responds to every intention and desire. Let your actions be inspired by love, and you’ll be able to do less while accomplishing more.
4. I am the universe.
Sanskrit translation: Aham Brahmasmi.
Centering thought: Abundance surrounds me.
The perspective that there’s only so much of anything to go around (so much money, so much glory, so much opportunity, so much love) creates such an urgency to be seen, to be the best, to win, to be right… even if it’s out of alignment with who we want to be.
Trading our belief in lack for gratitude allows us to experience a new way of living, one that connects us with others rather than places us in competition with our fellow human beings.
In order for us to truly experience everything the world has to offer, we must first come to appreciate all that we already have. That grateful approach is what ushers in abundance and joy.Operating from a place of deprivation is soul crushing. Operating from appreciation gives life. Click To Tweet
The universe is generous with us when we become generous with our own light. It’s a game of cooperation, not competition.
5. I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility.
Sanskrit translation: Om Bhavam Namah.
Centering thought: I choose abundance.
Keeping your passion in check, burying what you desire for your life, severely limits what life can bring to you, and what you can give to life.
You’re here to fulfill a unique purpose in this world; therefore, living the life you really want to live isn’t out of your reach. The key to a rich inner life is to do what you love, intentionally—that passion is a natural expression of every aspect of who you are.There are no limits to what you can give and receive. Click To Tweet
Release the long-held stories about who you should be, and become more intimately re-acquainted with who you really are.
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Please share your thoughts, why you love meditation, favorite meditation mantras to tap into your desires for living life how you want to live, any other practices that keep you in touch with your truth, and any inspiring stories of positive change with me in the comments.
Share these meditation mantras with someone who might use and adore them.
Open your mind and heart to any blessings that come to you in disguise, because even devastation can bring you closer to who you are.