Tagline: Mantra – For Your Pleasure & Delight

Often, our blogs have taglines.

But what if humans did, too?

What would your tagline be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADVERTISING.

Mantra

Actually the human equivalent of the tagline is probably the mantra, at least for me it is.

For any one who has ventured down the road of mysticism, in any of it’s forms, the mantra is usually one of the essential items they will carry with them once they have discovered it.

Whether walking the path of Yoga, Shamanism, Kabbala, Creative Visualization, most Religious & Pagan traditions or simply Positive Thinking, the mantra will no doubt have been read about or discussed at some point.

There are endless books on the subject & the modern form, for the less obsessed, is the positive aphorism. These are now found all over the net, Facebook is over brimming with them & of course everyone ‘Likes’ them.

They bring a little sunshine into peoples days & a smile to their faces, but these are not personal & for the more obsessed, sorry dedicated, ‘quester’ a personal mantra is something they must find for themselves.

It is a an affirmation of their chosen path, a constant reminder of their solemn vows, a definition of who they are & where they are going. It will see them through the roughest terrains & protect them from despair when everything around them comes crashing down, which of course it does.

During routine meditations or moments of fear, doubt or panic, the mantra helps to focus & calm the individual. It reminds them of where they’ve come from, where they’re going & why they’re doing what they do.

Discovering a personal mantra may take years of work & study for some, & a moment’s flash of inspiration for others. It’s a bit like Castanada’s first quest in “The Teachings of Don Juan” when he was told to find his ‘spot’. The harder you look for it, the harder it is to find. It’s often when you stop trying that it comes into focus.

The mantra is deeply personal & is rarely shared with others, only my husband knows mine.

In this aspect it is somewhat different from a regular tagline, but then a person is somewhat different from a blog.

I had hugely positive reaction to this post from Anna – Compass & Quill & also enjoyed reading her personal take on the prompt very much.

You can take a look at her post here Taking a Stab at a Personal Tagline , as she says the two posts work really well together so give hers a read too.

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For Your Pleasure & Delight
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12 thoughts on “Tagline: Mantra – For Your Pleasure & Delight

  1. I love this – thank you for shedding some light on the subject. I’ve had a personal mantra since defining it in a second of inspiration sometime in middle school, and it still rings true today. It was even going through my head as I wrote the tagline post, but I hadn’t considered that they could be the same thing. I’m going to make an update and link your excellent explanation!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. I got in from work very late last night & really didn’t have a clue what I was going to write. My mantra kept popping into my head & I started thinking about what it meant to me. The next thing I knew I was writing. I really wasn’t sure if anyone would understand what I was babbling on about & fell into bed as soon as I had finished. I read your post on taglines this evening & really loved it. I think your perception of the universe is wonderful & I was very proud to find my post recommended at the end of yours. Thank you so much 🙂

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      1. Aw shucks, thank you! I’m glad you liked it. The two posts worked really well together, and it was a real eye-opener to finish my post, read yours, then go back to my own and realize the answer had been under my nose the entire time. I love that feeling – so many beautiful layers to this life 🙂

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