The word “mantra” comes from the Sanskrit prefix “man,” or thought, and “tra,” or tool or vehicle. A vehicle that transports your thoughts – what better definition could there be for our fandom passions? Words transport our minds to new places – especially when they are quotes from our favorite books, shows, and films, coming with all the connotations made from years of history with these characters. A mantra can be your Enterprise, your TARDIS, your Millennium Falcon. Let the words wash over you and take you where you need to go.
You can also try meditating on Sanskrit yoga terms, specifically defined with a fandom angle.
Click on each for my meditation on the quote…
Meditations on Fandom Quotes as Mantras…
“I’d rather pretend I’m something better than these broken parts, pretend I’m something other than this mess that I am.” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such thing as a tesseract.” – Mrs. Whatsit, “A Wrinkle in Time”
“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda, “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – The Doctor (Vincent and the Doctor)
“Having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical but often true.” – Spock (Amok Time, Star Trek TOS)