. As usually understood, a is a sound, word, phrase or sentence that is considered capable of creating a transformation if continually repeated. Mantras may be repeated silently and internally, spoken out loud, or written down.
Because communication is what creates psychosocial reality, can keep you on track to create (or even transform) yourself. The 6 have the feel of truisms that seem deceptively easy to adopt.
The essence of any goodness.
are expected to quieten the mind. In the present context, the quietening is focused on event-related, intrusive egocentric impulses that are psychologically and socially harmful.
are characteristic of Hinduism and Buddhism, but various philosophical and spiritual schools view them differently. Although their focus is typically spiritual transformation, either the role of the sacred in personal life or the spirit forming the deepest features of a person’s existence, they have also been used magically for mundane materialistic purposes.
While manyseem superficially meaningless and probably work primarily as a method to still the mind, others may have effects via latent or overt symbolic meaning.
Mantra is a Sanskrit word from man = to think, and tra = tool, instrument. Hence instrument of thought. The Chinese translation of is zhenyan = true words. Greek derivation: mentor from men = to think; and possibly mentos = intent, purpose, spirit, passion.
As well asbeing communications to yourself, they activate communication more generally. It is apparent that each results in a distinctive form of communication within a relevant social interaction.
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Society values people who; and if they help others do so as well, then they are leaders e.g. scientific leaders describe important but ignored disciplinary puzzles to be addressed. Irrespective of any proclaimed doctrinal purity, all leaders—scientific, political, religious, business—must be pragmatic in facing reality. The alternative is give into the temptation to distort or disguise crucial facts or to over-reach and then fail, potentially sending followers to their doom.
a modern-day equivalentThe essence should be captured in a few sentences and not vitiated by the small print. The practice of making contracts so complicated and full of legalese may weaken commitment, because the communication is incomprehensible and loses all meaning.. The mantra can also take the simpler form of writing down your plan and regularly referring to it e.g. one insightful system recommends daily repetition: saying your goal out loud and writing it down every day.
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often needs bolstering when the going gets rough, when the unexpected occurs, or when a person enters uncharted waters. Society values people who can help others —they find roles as coaches, mentors, trainers, guides, and leaders.
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Society values people who canto others, and so many gravitate to the helping professions.
Society values people who canto others. Newspaper journalism is about giving accounts on a daily basis. Intellectuals, opinion-formers, novelists and historians operate on a longer time scale and with a broader scope. As public speakers, they may give accounts via lectures using the internet, television or to live gatherings. Scientists should be controlled by disciplinary methods in regard to their accounts.
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This is an intrapersonal sphere and society has a more uncertain relationship to people who are determined to. The truth can cause discomfort, even upheaval. The role of investigator is about finding the truth. It is a core role wherever deliberate lying and deception are used e.g. politics, insurance, tax-collection, crime. Not all scientists are inquirers in this sense, but those on the are focused here.
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Society should leave decisions about the choice of work to each person. Every mature adult naturally aspires to find work that they love. Interestingly, those who do, typically describe themselves as «lucky». If you can't love your work, as is rather common, you have to find some other activity that you do enjoy greatly.
|Communicative Features||Social Role*|
|R"G26||Accept Reality||Make descriptions so you can see your situation and get the necessary perspective.||Charismatic leaders.|
|R"G25||Stay the Course||Make a verbal promise, sign a written contract, write down your goal or your plan.||Coaches, mentors, guides, leaders.|
|R"G24||Be of Service||Specify the rationale and limits of the service and advise others.||Helping professionals.|
|R"G23||Give an Account||Weave together facts, figures, interpretations, understandings and explanations into a coherent story.||Journalists, historians, novelists, scientists.|
|R"G22||Reach the Truth||Collect evidence, specify assumptions, define concepts if needed, so as to make explicit formulations.||Investigators, inquirers.|
|R"G21||Do What You Love||Share your passion: talk about details, issues, problems and especially achievements.||Mature adults.|
*This list is indicative only. Everyone will use all levels e.g. someone on thewill accept that life-purpose ( ), and therefore does what he loves ( ) by finding work that allows commitment to inquiries in the long term ( ) so as to ultimately reach the truth ( ), as well as provide opportunities to give accounts of findings ( ) in a way that enables service to others ( ).
Originally posted: 13-Apr-2013