i whispered a different mantra

i whispered a different mantra

Do you have a morning ritual? I do. You may call them habits, but I think ‘rituals’ sounds so much more important.

Here’s mine...

Hit snooze once or twice

Starfish for a while if James has already gone to the beach

Get up and head for the bathroom

Scrape my tongue 

Brush my teeth

Swish swosh some coconut oil around my mouth - and in the last few weeks I've started doing squats while I swish swosh

Some days neti (nostril rinsing)

Then I sit down to meditate

I light a little candle and some incense 

I choose an angel card – today I got ‘soulmate’ which is interesting, since things are tense

Then lately I’ve started reading a few pages of something before I meditate. Right now I’m reading Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnu-Devananda. It gives an introduction to a range of different meditation techniques. Today I read about japa (mantra) meditation.

If you asked me what a mantra is I would have said it’s a word or phrase that’s special and you repeat it, but he explains it so much more eloquently than me:

“A mantra is mystical energy encased in a sound structure.”

Then finally I meditate for a while - with a mantra, which hopefully works its magic on me.

Later today I whispered a different mantra. 

When I found four of the new chicks drowned in the hens' drinking water.

The transience of life. 


This is part of my Little Nothing Moments daily writing series. 

Incase you missed it:
LNM #1: Did you Ever Notice
LNM #2: I Can Still Do A Handstand

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