Mantra in Sanskrit means a tool to train the brain. It is an effective tool that requires only a gentle repetition. Repeating any phrase over and over again (aloud or silently) can settle down the nervous system and create new neural pathways.
Even if you feel like you aren’t experiencing any benefits, the commitment you are showing matters! Keep up the good work.
Letting go of expectations
Being open and curious is our goal in meditation, this is often referred to in Buddhist philosophy as the “beginners mind”- an open mind free from expectations, labels, and judgments. By letting go of expectations, we enable our bodies and minds to naturally eliminate stress and allow for more positivity to fill the void left by those expectations