A regular discipline of meditation helps us become conscious, neutral, alert, and present in all circumstances. We will not lose our Self in nonsense and commotion, but instead, with the sensitivity of meditation, we can realize the interconnection that does in fact exist, helping us act on the abundant and constant flow of opportunities that surround us, opportunities we’re normally blind to.

How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.

The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting.

Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort.

Bob Roth. Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.

Khalsa, Gurucharan Singh. 21 Stages of Meditation: Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan . Kundalini Research Institute. Kindle Edition.