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13 Simple Happiness Mantras To Ease Your Mind

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. Not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” ~ Ashley Montagu

As difficult and challenging as life may seem sometimes, I can guarantee you that our attitude towards it can be right 99.9% of the times, our outcomes positive, and we can be among the happiest persons here on earth simply by using mantras.

It is a powerful tool that anyone of us can use to engage ourselves into positive thinking and so relieve our mind of the tension, anxiety, fear, doubt and stress that we face every so often.

Many have had success and have witnessed an increase in happiness and how they feel about themselves in general.

In addition to affirmations that I already use as a motivational tool, mantra is another great alternative. I learned this through my own experiences and times when I felt hopeless, confused, in doubt and when my perspective was out of alignment.

“Delight yourself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” ~ Psalm 37:4

Definition of a Mantra 

A mantra is an often repeated sacred word, formula or a phrase used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power.

Wikipedia describes its meaning to be a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power.

According to Wikipedia, it is believed that the spiritual value of a mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought.

I will add by saying, there is really no right or wrong mantra, and none too long or too short, as long as it makes you happier!

So whenever life gets you down, problems try to overwhelm you and temptations for you to give up or to give in bombard your mind, here are some effective mantras to help keep your mind positive and at ease with the right perspective of your outcome.

1.) Let faith lead the way 

Whenever we are going through difficulties in life, the picture of the outcome is very dark and fuzzy. Nothing whatsoever makes sense! We cannot see, we do not think rationally, our judgment tend to be poor and so the tendency is to begin to doubt and be afraid.

But when we begin to exercise our mustard seed faith, light illuminates our path and all of the pieces of the puzzle fit snugly and transform itself into the most valuable and priceless treasure far beyond what our heart and mind is capable of conceiving.

            Martin Luther King Jr said,“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” 

Faith for me means you do not have to see it to believe it, you believe it and then you see it! This is an expression of happiness!

Martin Luther King Jr - faith quote

2.) All things are possible

In agreement with the powerful teachings of the bible, I consider this to be one of my most confessed mantra.

Nothing whatsoever is impossible with God even though it is impossible with man. In order for this word to be effective, you must believe the promise. Believe in your dream and your vision that they will come into full manifestation and the right people who will support and encourage you will step up and even make available the resources that you will need.

It may not be within the time frame that you would like it to be, but you shall have what your heart desire.

Happiness then come as a direct result of your blessings coming to fruition and you staying true to your mantra.

“With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” ~ Mark 10:27 ESV

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3.) My worse days are behind and my future is bright

Life cannot be any worse off with you moving forward than what it was like where you just came from or the storm of life you just made it through.

And, if per chance you are still going through your difficulties while you are reading this post, hold on tight, hang in there, your best is yet to come! Your struggles is not an indication that you are failing, it simple means you are being processed and prepared for success and new growth which comes with the added benefit of happiness.

4.) For everything I have lost better awaits me

Better things always replace that which you have lost. So you never complain and grumble when occasions like these arise. I admit that it is very painful when you begin to lose things that you held close to your heart over the months or years, but freely letting go will ease pain and lessen the discomfort that you may feel.

5.) Gratitude is the best attitude 

My personal journey to happiness and the success that I have achieved thus far is strongly linked to my ability to walk in humility and to appreciate the simple things in life, even on my worst days. Be appreciative of your family, loved ones, friends, supporters and associates, even your enemies as they too have a role to play in your life.

Gratitude is undoubtedly linked to happiness so always remember to say, “thank you.”

6.) Learn and adapt as you go

There are many variables in life and lessons that we will learn through our experiences. Draw from your experiences and see the silver lining behind every dark cloud. Make adjustments as you go along. And remember even if something did not last you for a lifetime, doesn’t mean it was not worth the while.

13 Simple Happiness Mantras To Ease Your Mind - Proverbs 16v20

7.) Failure is not final but success is inevitable

I recall the day that I went to take my written test for my driver’s license for the country I now live in. I walked into the room highly confident that I would be successful but left extremely disappointed in myself that I failed. I began to beat upon myself. How could I fail?

I had been driving for many years and already a licensed driver. However the law required that I take the written test again so that I could be granted a licence for there. I went back the following day but that time I walked out feeling so happy. I was grinning from ear to ear.

I had reason today to focus on this mantra. Why? Because June 8th 2015, the National Democratic Party (NDP) was returned to government after gaining a landslide victory in the general elections here on the island. Of the 11 seats won, there is this particular candidate who contested consistently on four occasions in the past and failed each time.

Now on his fifth attempt, he won a major victory and will now become a minister of government. Having done the math, five times four years gives us 20 years. Twenty years ago he had that dream, and 20 years later he finally succeeded. One can only imagine the joy and happiness that he feels on the inside.

8.) Every mistake is an opportunity to do it right the next time

This helps me to understand that whenever I mess up it is simply an indication that my next time is my perfect opportunity to do it right and even better than before.

I use it to remind myself that I am still a work in progress and that I should not be so hard on myself. It is also an opportunity for me to say “I am sorry” or to forgive myself and others. The true measure of a man’s success and happiness is how many time he bounce back from failure.

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9.) Don’t try to be perfect, be yourself

Define who you are on your own terms and be yourself when the journey gets tough, the path gets crooked and life seems not to be playing the cards right with you. Be yourself even when it hurts and you are ‘bleeding’ in places that others don’t see.

Find your unique voice, your language and your own sense of style and stick with it. No one should hate you for being yourself and even if they do, it is far better for them to hate you for who you are than to be loved by them for who you are not.

God created you the way you are for a specific reason and every gift He has equipped you with was designed with the right purpose in mind.

10.) I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Often times we tell ourselves we will be happier when we lose a few pounds, we get a new job that pays more money, find a partner, get a face life, add more make up or otherwise change something about us.

I find this especially helpful when I am looking at myself in the mirror and start thinking about the extra pounds that I have put on within the past three years. But once I quickly remind myself that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I begin to see beauty not just on the outside but most of all on the inside.

What this translates to is a boost in my overall confidence and happiness and I can go on without entertaining any negative thoughts about myself. I encourage you to think positively and begin to accept yourself of who you are.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, and I know that fully well.” ~ Psalm 139:14 NIV

11.) Let go and let God have His way

Pruning is a part of your growth process and so when troubles rise, and the night begin to get dark and cold, it’s time to let go and let God have his way. This mantra helps you to accept where you are and what God is doing in your life. It allows you to surrender more freely and to be more trusting of the process He is taking you through.

Once you come to that place of surrender, you find yourself in a place of peace, bliss and happiness. So guess what? This is one mantra that I repeat ever so often to ease my pain when I feel I am being pruned. Pruning precedes elevation to my next dimension and with that comes happiness.

“He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.” ~ Proverbs 16:20

12.) Don’t sweat the small stuff

This mantra is helpful in understanding that not every battle is worth fighting and not every problem need your input to solve them. Frustrations are distractions which comes to annoy you and cause you to lose focus. So rather than spending time trying to figure them out, use them to motivate you and elevate you to a higher place. Remember you are in control of the way you view life.

13.) Be kind and generous

One of the best ways in which to boost your happiness is to be kind and generous to yourself and others. Kindness goes a long way and the days when you are finding it hard to keep your balance or things are just not going right, reach out to someone and do some goodness for them.

The important message here is to focus on making others happier and the seed of happiness that you sow into others will return to you one hundred fold. There is no mistake in being kind and generous to others.

Your turn..

What is one mantra or personal reminder that helps your mind to remain at ease and that also boost your happiness? Please share with us by leaving a reply below.

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (772 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

20 Comments on 13 Simple Happiness Mantras To Ease Your Mind

  1. Hey Yvonne! Very uplifting post 🙂 I recognize mantras here that I use sometimes, or variations of these specific ones. One of my favorites is let go and let God. And I’ve learned some great ones from reading Deepak Chopra. I like “I am beneath no one.” That helps me out in some situations 🙂 Thank you for writing out these wonderful mantras!

    Jenn

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    • Hi Jenn,

      Welcome to my blog! I am so glad to see you here and thanks for following as well.

      I am excited to know that you found this post uplifting and that you were able to identify with some of the mantras here that you use at times. The one ‘let go and let God’ is also a favorite for me as well. We have to get to that place where we recognize that many of our situations are really out of our control and that only when we surrender it to God and He takes charge that we can see results.

      I appreciate you sharing that on from Deepak Chopra. Not only has it added value, I am certain that others will find it very helpful as they apply it.

      Blessings and enjoy the rest of the week.

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  2. Hi Yvonne, Great post. It’s good to be reminded of alternative mantras. The one I use quite a lot is “Don’t sweat the small stuff”. I remember the occasion that my husband and I gave the book to his cousin because she was always sweating the small stuff and next time we saw her she thanked us and said but it’s not small stuff!

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    • Hi Sandy,

      Welcome to my blog and thank you for such a valuable comment. I love that mantra too. Sometimes we tend to allow the little things in life to sidetrack us and when we look back it was really not worth it.

      I’m glad to hear how your husband’s cousin got transformed by the book that the both of you gave to her. No doubt she’ll be able to use that lesson to help someone else.

      Blessings and enjoy the rest of the week. 🙂

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  3. Hello Yvonne,

    This is my first time here at your blog and surely I couldn’t have asked to read a better post on this topic which I hold dearly to my heart. Every single point you mentioned can change anybody’s perspective about happiness. As the saying goes happiness is a way of life not a destination. But it’s easier said than done. It’s hard to be happy when things don’t happen like we expect them to.

    Your mantras are a great way to condition our minds and help us be happy. I can personally relate to #3 and #6

    My worse days are gone…they were a nightmare and almost ruined my life but I was able to keep believing that there will brighter days for me….

    I do also learn and adapt as I go. I have been living with many people who are unwilling to change with changing times and find themselves lost when confronted with change. But I was and always open to learning and changing and adapting which all combined made me a better person, I am happy to look at in the mirror:) Hope this didn’t sound boisterous:)

    I wish to thank you again for such a great post. I am off to sharing it with my circle of friends and will surely give you a like on FB:) Take care

    Wishing you a lovely week.

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    • Hi Hema,

      Welcome to my blog. I am super excited to see you here! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and for this awesome comment that you have left. It is a great form of encouragement and it has given me such a boost in my level of confidence, but more so, happiness.

      On the days when I feel down, like I am today, I can safely come back to these posts and encourage myself. Thanks for the reminder that mantras are great way to condition our minds and to help us to be happy. I also love your summary and choice of words when you said learning, changing and adapting helps to make you/ us better.

      Thanks again for such a value added contribution. I appreciate you. Have a great week. Cheers to you! 🙂

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  4. Hi Yvonne

    These mantras are great and so uplifting. Believing in them will definitely bring happiness.

    You listed two of the mantras which I use everyday which is that All Things are Possible and Be Yourself.

    Thanks for sharing. Thumbs and Bless you. Have a swell weekend.

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    • Hi Ikechi,

      I am excited to hear your two favorite mantras and to know that they are listed here. Mantras are a definite plus when it comes to evoking happiness into our lives.

      And as always, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and for giving a thumbs up to this post. Blessings in abundance my friend.

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  5. Yash Birajdar // June 15, 2015 at 5:21 am // Reply

    Hey Yvonne Wilson

    Great Post and thank you for inspiring me so much. I really liked all the points, but All things are possible point was the most inspiring and touching point in this post. These are the best points and the most important one if we want to make happiness our habit in life.

    Thank You So Much for Inspiring!!!!!

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    • Hi Yash

      I am truly delighted by the impact that this post had on you! 🙂 I use all the points often but none like I repeat “all things are possible.” It makes our way in life much smoother and our trials and tests less painful. Through it all we have hope and that our outcome would be as we had dreamed it would be.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. 🙂

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  6. Hi Yvonne
    Mantras are really effective to uplift our soul. Sometimes, we need some powerful words to overcome the dull phases in life.
    By incorporating all these positive thoughts, we inculcate all the positive thoughts in our system. It’s a lovely way to clear all the negative bubbles.
    Ya, we need to adapt ourself accordingly in our life. I personally use different sought of positive boosters. I love this mantra: Step by Step. It reminds me of the importance of patience in our life
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful mantras. Have a lovely weekend

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    • Hi Yatin

      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts with us. 🙂

      The circumstances in life do result in some dull phases for sure but we’ve got to stay on top of things if not we ourselves become ‘dull,’ sad and frustrated. And one of the ways to stay positive is to find the mantra/s that is most effective and to consistently repeat them.

      This of course gives us the strength and the motivational power to that boosts our spirit and to lift our soul out of the darkness into light and positive energy. Like everything else, there is need for patience.

      Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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  7. Hi Yvonne,

    Thank you for these great reminders. The power has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21)

    I always remind myself not to be anxious about anything, because God is in control and has my best interest at heart (Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God).

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    • Hi Jaco

      So delighted to see you. 🙂 I am glad you made this presentation of another strong aspect of the word through Philippians 4:6. This is another of my favorite scripture that helps to bring peace and calm into my life. And yes, just as you mentioned God is in control of everything.

      It is the best thing to remain trusting and let Him have full control. Thanks for blessing us with this encouraging word.

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  8. Hey Yvonne,

    I know I said this once, but I really feel that your religious beliefs are very strong and admirable. I used to go to a meditation class that did mantras. I did enjoy it and felt light hearted after I left and the offered sweet treats at the end so it was a double reason to go. Feeling light hearted and treats. I am a sucker for both. A friend of mine bought a very small book over years ago, called don’t sweat the small stuff and that really resonated with me. I have become expert at the wars I want to dive into. It also made me realise I did not have to be everyone’s saviour. If people were coming to me for advice, I could hand over information without necessarily becoming part of their war. It was not mine to begin with. However my loyalty was something that would want to help my friends. Now I realise I don’t need those dramas.

    The – I am wonderfully made, well I have always been walking towards that saying, but now when I need a good review I only ever beat myself with a feather (stole that saying from another guy who’s blog was on self development), but I treat myself kindly, well as kindly as I would my best friend and I can’t ask much more than that. But one of the best weapons I have found is when times are tough and I am making mistakes – I have a good old giggle at myself.

    I create my own dramas, stresses and pressures and when I realise I am being a bit hard, I light the reins, smile and then carry on – patting myself on the back. I try my hardest not be affected by those who attempt to spread negative energy and I think I am better at it than I have ever been. Because I have this thing called a blog and it has been something to focus in on. And that creates enough stress for me, without wanting anyone else’s. Thanks for a great post. Talk soon.

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    • Hi Rachel

      So good to see you again. 🙂 and really nice of you to take the time to read and comment.

      It is great when you engage in these type of motivation/meditation sessions with others. They provide good support and it is a feeling where you don’t want to leave their presence. It’s lke a support system so to speak. True we are not anyone’s savior – everyone has to fight their own battle and seek victory on their own terms.

      I heard about that book don’t sweat the small stuff and yes while helping others or providing information it is about controlling your own thoughts and emotion so that one do not get caught up with what I like to call all the drama.

      There are times when we can be a bit hard on ourselves but it is good to remember we are not perfect and we will make mistakes. And so we need to lighten up and not give ourselves the 3rd degree. As I mentioned it is important that we extend forgiveness to ourselves just like we do for others.

      Thanks for your participation in the discussion. Blessings!

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  9. hi yvonne; thanks for sharing these with us. You’ve put together a good collection of positive uplifting mantras. i was thinking of something my dad used to say. he would say don’t say it can’t get worse because it can and it will once you put that out in the universe. he said better and safer to say things will get better or even more positive say things are bound to get better or they have to get better. thanks for sharing, max

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    • Hi Max

      So good to see you. You bring with you such a breath of freshness. Glad you enjoyed the post too.

      You know your dad was so right with what he told you which I must add is a powerful mantra. The message behind it couldn’t get more real than that. We always have to leave room for any disappointment or delays/setbacks in life. We never want to set ourselves up by thinking things can’t get worse than it is. And usually, things do get worst before it takes a turn for the better.

      Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessings and thanks for coming!! 🙂

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  10. Hi Yvonne,

    Wonderful indeed 🙂

    These mantras DO work, and they surely lead to happiness once we make them part of our lives. I know, having tried most of them sometime or the other.

    Nothing works better than believing that everything is possible, provided you are ready to take the plunge. True…think ahead, think positive, and keep going – you forget the rough days this ways.

    Yes indeed, we learn from our mistakes and I think all that we learn this ways, stays with us forever.

    True – we cannot be perfect, being humans. But we can try to walk on the path to better ourselves daily. It’s the effort and attempt that matters more than anything else, isn’t it?

    Being generous, kind, humble, and giving is what makes us who we are.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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    • Hi Harleena

      Glad to hear that you have tried most of these mantras before. What makes mantras most effective is consistency and frequency with which we convincingly speak them out aloud. We have to stay with the “program” and the end result would be phenomenal.

      I love the way you connected possibilities with taking a plunge. Some people find it hard to believe simply because they are not willing to take risks. But I guess with the passing of time and taking small steps at a time, one will get to the place where the can have peace of mind and happiness.

      Continue to have an enjoyable week. Cheers! 🙂

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