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Choosing your Sacred Mantra

Truly Sacred Mantras embody mystical qualities recognized by spiritual seekers throughout the generations. A hallowed mantra generates empowerment from its ancient ritual, saint, or master and the spiritual seekers who have used it in their journey toward enlightenment. In The Practice, a Sacred Mantra is not the same as a positive affirmation. An affirmation can be a wonderful complement to your Sacred Mantra, but it does not replace it. Click here for more on affirmations.

Sometimes called a mantram, sacred phrase, or centering prayer, the Sacred Mantra helps train your mind to pay attention and focus on the present moment. It creates space between chaotic or competing thoughts. It intercepts or slows the rush of thoughts in your mind. It resonates at the core of your heart, your truest self. As a “sacred friend,” it is a loyal, steadfast companion and a source of unconditional support. That’s exactly the positive, focused relationship each of us needs in life!

Read the meaning or history of the following suggested Sacred Mantras. Say the words or phrases out loud. Sometimes a familiar or comfortable hallowed phrase within your religious or cultural heritage may speak to you. Frequently, an uncommon sacred word beckons instead. Choose the Sacred Mantra that feels right to you. Try it for at least a few weeks. You’ll soon find your personal connection to inner peace.

Hover over or Click on any phrase here to reveal its meaning.


» Maranatha


» Om Mani Padme Hum


» My God and My All » Kyrie Eleison » Jesus » Hail Mary/Ave Maria » O Maria Madre Mia » Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me » Be Still and Know that I Am God


» Rama (Rah-mah » Hare Rama Hare Krishna » Om Namah Shivaya (Aum Num-ha Shi-why) » Om Shanti (Aum Shan-tee) » So Hum » Om Prema » Om Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram (Aum Shree Ram, Jay Ram, Jay Jay Ram)


» Allah » Allahu Akbar (Ah-lah-oo Ah-bahr) » Bismallah Ir-rahman Ir-rahim (Beese-mah-lah Ir-rah-mun Ir-rah-heem)


» Baruk Atah Adonoi (Bah-rookh At-tah Ah-doh-nigh) » Ribono Shel Olam (Ree-boh-no Shel O-lahm) » Shalom » Elohim (e’-lohim)

Native American Tradition

» Sheheena » Wakan Tanka