Ego is unable to discern between archetypes, accepting whatever voice captures its attention (or is made to). Repeated behavior becomes a force that guides our future.
Mantras are dialogue replacement. We repeat Mantras to replace wandering thought with concentrated attention. Whatever is the object of your thought is your mantra. It will determine the opportunities you create for progress through life. The journey happens wether you want to participate or not. Our biggest error in judgement is assuming we are the object of another’s attention.