Mantra to Calm the War Within Oneself

September 22, 2010 By: Chiron Armand Category: Living with Intention, Mantra, Malas, Meditation, Mind Body Spirit

Some might call it a mantra. Others, an affirmation. For me, it’s like a safe word common in BDSM culture – one held dear between myself and the fabric of life.

“All things are love.”

I get anxious sometimes. Forget to ground. Don’t want to ground. Don’t want to visualize. Too frantic to bring myself back to those techniques I both suggest and find solace in. I fail at being my highest self sometimes and when I’m back in full swing, remembering the truth of who I am and what I’m capable of, it’s easy to gaze back and imagine that I’ve wasted time in my forgetting.

“All things are love.”

I say it when he’s looking at me – no, in my direction, of course at the other guy because I’m overweight and can’t afford a gym membership and why don’t I have any agency…

“All things are love.”

This mantra reminds me that I’m safe and that nothing really is too drastic or tragic. The only thing that comes close is the notion that I am separate and not a part of the whole, a sacred creation called to create. We all forget on our way back to remembering.

The war within oneself is a friendly process. No delusion is too grand to filter, no insecurity too deep to transform, and no habit too common to overcome…in time. The seekers seek diligently, their endurance mesmerizing, taking after the mystics before them. Their prize? The key to alchemical transformation. What turns dross into gold and how much longer will my shadow self run rampant, causing injury to myself and those around me?

I imagine I must say this mantra a dozen times a day though I don’t know how or when it originated. Like a safety net, it catches me before I let maya and obligation get the best of me. I am a vital part of creation, even when I forget, and the war within myself is a friendly process. I have all the time in the world to get to where I’m going and as long as long as I remember to remember, I am safe.

“All things are love.”

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