For many people, the word mantra often conjures up the image of a yogi in the lotus position sitting beside a bodhi tree humming some sort of senseless gibberish.Â But a mantra can be so much more if you allow it to be.Â It can even help you become a better blogger.
What is a mantra?
For the purpose of this post, we will define a mantra as a syllable, sound or word that is repeated to aid in concentration and raise awareness.Â Normally an integral part of spiritual movements, I would like to humbly suggest that you try incorporating a mantra into your blogging practice.
Why choose a blogging mantra?
A blogging mantra allows you to take a word/sound and make it symbolize something.Â For example, the mantra I’ve used for years is “Sila.”Â It’s a word with origins in Sanskrit that means ethics, honesty, and rightness.Â By repeating this word in my head while writing, I am constantly reminding myself that the words I write have power; the power to heal, help or hurt – the choice is mine.Â Read More