"Tuning In" is a shortcut to making a connection with the entire Universe and with the unheard vibration & the unseen manifestation of the central pulse of all being.
By chanting our five words: “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” 3 to 5 times out loud, we align ourselves with that ever-present, but often ignored, vibrating pulse-beat of the Creator of All Life, the First Cause of All Creation, the Creative Energy of the Universe, the Allness of All & the Oneness of All.
By chanting these 5 words, we are vibrating every cell in our body. We’re tuning the vibrational tone of our heart & mind to the Oneness of All, and to the Vastness of 300-Billion Galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy.
“Ong” is that vibrating Allness. Some call it God. Some call it Creative Energy. Some never think of it and don’t call it anything.
“Namo“ literally means: “I name,” or “I identify.” ...
One of our SunnyHillsMeditation.com members mentioned he has a "wandering mind" when it comes to using a mantra.
Seems to me we all have wandering minds.
I think the idea of a mantra is to practice it a few minutes at a time, until we start building up more focus.
The easiest way to focus, is to sit in easy pose, and meditate with a straight spine, eyes closed, and focusing at the brow point.
Also, tying the mantra to the breath, of course.
It's more challenging (= more difficult) to breathe with a mantra when we are moving around during the day.
Although, going on a walk, or going for a run, can put us in sort of a meditative trance that helps us focus on our breath and on our mantra.
My challenge is to try to breathe 4 times/minute (when I'm restful) with a mantra going, trying to do it all day long, or even for an hour, or even for 5 minutes or so.
If I'm more active, walking or working with body movement, then 8x/min is more reasonable.
The yogis say if we can breathe...