The first one I ever had was given to me by the woman who first taught me how to meditate. She said it was kind of an all-purpose mantra about removing obstacles and I figured she was wise about these things so I went with it.
The thing is it was in Sanskrit, I wasn’t 100% sure of the meaning, I had no clue if I was even pronouncing it correctly and, most importantly, I never felt a connection to it. Nevertheless, I used it for 10+ years.
Finally I decided it was time for a brand new one & this time I wanted something that really resonated with me.
My new one is just four words. I understand it thoroughly. It captures the EXACT feeling I want and I picked it out for myself. It has allllllllll the key ingredients for success.
Changing that mantra changed my whole perspective. I mean...it is something I say to myself 108 times a day every day...it should.
There are a lot of claims about the magic some mantras bring. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. Here’s the thing I do know: my new one isn’t on any of those lists but yet it has made all the difference for me.
PS....my original mantra was "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" very loosely translated it means "salutations to the remover of obstacles." I still incorporate it into my meditations, just in a different way. .