Find inner peace: 100 Powerful mantras for meditation

Do you spend your days trying to remain calm and content against the odds of your crazy single mum life? Does your to-do list never seem to end, and finding a moment of peace seems impossible? If so, you are not alone.

The question is: How do you continue the juggle without missing a beat and always be the coolest mum in school?

Enter the mighty mantra.

A mantra is a word or phrase repeated during meditation to help focus the mind and promote meditative relaxation. Mantras may sound simple, but they help in reducing anxiety and depression.

Whether you're reciting "om" in the quiet of dawn or whispering a soothing mantra when you're feeling frustrated, we have mantras for every type of mum! Know about mantras, find one that suits you, and own it!

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Positive affirmations for your mind and body

  • Around me and within me I find stillness
  • Be bold
  • Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can
  • Being and enjoying, not wishing and wanting
  • By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire others to be happy as well
  • Change is the only constant and I will move through this with grace and ease
  • Creating a new life is an exciting opportunity
  • Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas
  • Do what you can, let the rest go
  • Enjoy it because it’s happening
  • Even though I feel overwhelmed, I can still do this
  • Every part of childhood is a phase
  • Every single person on the planet feels lonely sometimes
  • Everything is happening as it should be
  • Everything will be ok
  • Exhale the bullshit
  • Gratitude is my attitude
  • Happiness is my choice.
  • Head up, open heart to better days ahead
  • I accept and embrace all experiences, even unpleasant ones
  • I accept myself deeply and completely
  • I am a blessing to my children.
  • I am a good parent and I love my children
  • I am a good person with a lot to offer
  • I am a powerhouse, I am indestructible
  • I am a strong and independent woman and I don’t need a man to complete my life.
  • I am a work in progress and constantly improving
  • I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
  • I am doing a great job
  • I am doing an amazing job

More examples of mantras for anxiety

  • I choose calm over anxiety
  • I am doing my best and that is enough
  • I am doing the best that I can for my children and it is enough.
  • I am doing this because I love my children
  • I am enough
  • I am fully capable of being alone right now and I’m okay with it
  • I am grateful for my ability to create life
  • I am grateful for this time to rest
  • I am grounded in the experience of the present moment.
  • I am learning to be a better mother with each new day
  • I am my child’s lifelong teacher
  • I am my own superhero
  • I am open to the lessons my children teach me
  • I am perfectly imperfect
  • I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
  • I am the best mum my kids have

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More meditation mantras for mindfulness

  • I am your mumma, hear me roar
  • I breathe in peace and exhale stress
  • I can
  • I can and I will
  • I can totally do this
  • I can trust my maternal intuition.
  • I choose this life
  • I choose to be proud of myself
  • I give myself permission to let go of what no longer serves me
  • I have an opportunity now to create the life I want
  • I have control over how I feel and I choose to feel at peace
  • I have the courage to keep going
  • I have the power to create change
  • I live in the present and am confident of the future
  • I observe my thoughts and actions without judging them.
  • I set the tone
  • I will care for myself as I care for my children
  • I will not feel guilty, I am doing my best
  • I will stay calm and carry on

Simple but powerful mantras for mums to help you meditate 

  • I will take care of myself in order to be a good mother
  • I will wake up to the good in my life
  • If it makes for a good story, it’s worth doing
  • It will get done eventually
  • It’s 5 o’clock somewhere
  • It’s just a phase
  • It’s okay to ask for help
  • Just breathe.. 
  • Just keep swimming
  • Let it go
  • Let them be little
  • Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful
  • Life is happening at this moment
  • My child is loved, safe, and healthy
  • My children will understand one day
  • My heart is healing
  • My mind is calm and my body is relaxed
  • One step at a time
  • Only I can give my children a happy mother
  • Only love today
Mantras

Well OK… Just a few more…

  • Peace is within my reach
  • Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life
  • That was then, this is now
  • There is always something to be thankful for
  • There is peace and love in my home even amongst the chaos
  • There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one
  • This is the moment of my motherhood
  • This too shall pass
  • Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it
  • Today I begin anew
  • Today I will move at a child’s pace
  • Today I will notice the positive aspects of motherhood
  • Trust the process
  • Trust the voice within
  • With every breath out, I release stress from my body

FAQs

What is a mantra and how is it used in meditation?

A mantra is a word or phrase, often in Sanskrit, that is repeated during meditation to help focus the mind and achieve a state of meditative relaxation. By chanting or silently reciting a mantra, one can deepen their meditation practice and cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives.

Mantras

Can you explain the significance of chanting Om in meditation?

Om, also spelled as "OM", is a sacred syllable that represents the sound of the universe in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Chanting Om during meditation can help align the mind and body, bringing you inner peace and tranquility.

What are the benefits of using mantras in meditation?

Mantras have healing power and can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of inner serenity. Different types of mantras serve various purposes, from mantras for anxiety tomantras for overall well-being.

How do mantras differ from other forms of meditation?

Mantra-based meditation involves repeating a specific mantra throughout the practice.  While other forms of meditation may focus on the breath, body sensations, or mindfulness. Mantras help you focus your mind and reach a deeper, more aware state of meditation.

What are some commonly used traditional Sanskrit mantras?

Traditional Sanskrit mantras are an essential part of Hindu rituals, meditation, and spiritual practices. Here are some commonly used ones:

  • Om (Aum) - It is considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism. It symbolises the essence of the universe.
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Benefits of mantra meditation

If you haven't already, start making use of mantras in your daily routine or during meditation practice. Chant your chosen mantra while taking deep breaths. You can even play some meditation music for a more serene atmosphere. Even simple mantras will work wonders for your well-being. You don't need to learn the Sanskrit or memorise some Buddhist mantras. No yoga teacher is needed as well, especially when you're living on a budget. 

Chanting a mantra, whether it’s a single syllable "Om" or a more complex phrase, connects you to the timeless sound of the universe. They may seem simple, but they have a healing power. Mantras can help quiet the noise of daily life and bring clarity to your thoughts.

Whenever I chant my personal mantra, the rhythmic repetition creates a meditative state that allows me to find a deep sense of tranquillity. Each chant becomes a way to relax and be mindful. I do mantra chanting whenever my mind feels cluttered and I can't get anything done.

Want to know the secret? The key is to stick with it and stay open to the process. Let mantra-based meditation guide you toward a more peaceful and centred life. Now, chant after me, "om.."

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Sally Love is a pseudo single mum author who has been writing about single motherhood, separation and divorce for 8+ years. She has been a single mother for 10+ years and has two daughters, one of whom she co-parents and the other she solo parents. Sally has experienced all aspects of single motherhood from legal, financial, parenting, dating, travel as a single parent, re-partnering and re-building a career. She is an integral part of the Beanstalk community chatting and helping single mothers across the globe, as well as sharing her expertise, experiences and genuine reviews with major national newspapers and appearing on nation-wide television shows.

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