The Peeing Mantra
Peeing and mantra…not exactly two words you would have anything to do with one another, let alone in the same sentence. What is it exactly? Well, here’s how it came about.
A while back I was having a conversation with someone about some of the things we do that make us happy. We got talking about yoga and exercise, writing and mantras. She shared more with me about a mantra she had been working with. The peeing mantra. Needless to say she had my attention.
Mantras, generally speaking are groups of words that when spoken, are capable of creating some sort of transformation.
She went on to say that, one of the challenges people have is creating time to meditate and reflect. Being someone who leads a pretty busy life, I completely understand how hard it can be to carve out time for regular day-to-day stuff, let alone meditating and mantras. “We all pee” she said. Agreed. “Why not use that time to make a point of repeating a mantra”. Interesting.
The challenge given to me was this. Every time you pee, repeat to yourself “Every day in every way, my life (day/career/relationships/health etc) is getting better and better”. Easy enough?! And so, I took on the challenge.
At first I started laughing to myself. I mean, kind of a silly thing to do while going to the bathroom. As silly as it felt, I made a point of sticking with it. The more often I repeated the mantra, the more I started noticing little changes.
For example, If I was in a pissy mood (pun intended), repeating the mantra made me feel a little better. It is a fact that if you smile while mad, your body releases chemicals that will positively impact your mood. (Try it!) Before I knew it, I found myself asking “how is my day/life (whatever fits) getting better and better?” Just being able to focus on the positives vs the negatives shifted not only my mood but the situations I found myself in. Things were not only looking better and better, they were better!
Was it my perception of things that had changed? Was there some universal law of attraction at play? Was it the feel-good chemicals being released that were just making me feel better? Whatever it was, it was working. And it continues to work.
The peeing mantra. Write it out. Post it in your bathroom. I challenge you to try it.