What is a Mantra (this is a Christian blog)
Monday, May 11, 2020
Whenever I read about people using mantras a little part of me always flinches because that word comes from Hindu and Buddhist traditions. I believe those traditions to be idolatry and not something I want to bring into my Christian lifestyle.
Today I was thinking that in the Bible it says as a person thinks so they are.I think it is a very good thing to pick up good things to say to yourself. A sort of coaching of oneself and personal encouragement is good. Maybe it's an area I need to use to change the way I think to be more positive and healthy.
My favorite way to do this is to find a scripture for verse in the Bible that helps me and encourages me and helps to race the negative thought I have had.
Often these negative thoughts are actually lies that we need to realize we believe and get free from.
An excellent example that I see here often is the scripture that reads I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Perhaps I'm feeling "I can't do this I'm just a failure."If I say to myself instead" I Can do this for Christ is strengthening me," I can change my thinking over time and my behavior as well.
So I am going to practice picking up positive thoughts and speaking them to myself but I won't be calling them mantras.