When I was a little boy, I used to scrutinize the contents of cabinets around the house out of sheer boredom. One day, while I was doing that, I saw a book entitled, “The Power Of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. I did not read it because the contents didn’t seem to be suitable for my age, but the title was somehow imprinted in my memory. That is why whenever someone talks about positive thinking, that book always pop into my head.
Two years ago, I learned about positive affirmations and started to use it. To tell you honestly, I thought it was a load of crap but I tried it anyway. I realize now, however, that I wouldn’t be what I am today if I hadn’t experimented with positive affirmations.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are statements we think or say to ourselves that describe a desired situation and which are repeated many times in order to impress the subconscious mind and trigger positive action. Most of us often repeat in our minds negative words and statements concerning the circumstances and events in our lives. Consequently, this brings upon us unwanted situations. You should know that language, in the form of words or statements, works in two ways - to create or destroy. It is the way we use language that determines whether it is going to bring good or damaging results.
3 Rules In Creating Affirmations:
Before you create positive affirmations of any kind, there are three simple rules that you should follow.
1. Positive affirmations should be personal.
2. Positive affirmations should be in the present tense.
3. Positive affirmations should be specific.
Techniques For Positive Affirmations:
People use positive affirmations in a variety of ways.
1. Verbal Affirmations – Verbal affirmations, whether whispered or spoken loudly, seem to work for most people simply because it’s simple to do. Some even shout affirmations while standing at the tip of large ships.
2. Written Affirmations – Written statements are sometimes more powerful than spoken words. Notice how you tend to follow through when you promise to do something for someone —especially if it is in writing. Hence, do yourself a favor. Write it down.
3. Mental Repetition – This is just like using mantras. Same thing goes for the next item.
4. Singing or chanting – If you want to enjoy yourself while trying to change your state of mind, you could either sing or chant your positive affirmations. A perfect example is the famous scout song, “I'm Alive, Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic!” Of course, you must know that this song is for kids. If you want something mature enough for your taste, scan the lyrics of Justin Bieber songs for positive affirmations or something like that.
5. Group Affirmations – Have you ever experienced being cheered by a huge crowd or even just a small group of people? If yes, then you must know how powerful group affirmations are. The only thing is, group affirmation is usually done in workshops.
6. Performing Affirmations – A famous novelist named Kurt Vonnegut once said, “Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.” If you’re going to say something to yourself like, “I am at peace with myself,” then act as if you are even if you don’t feel like it. Do this for a couple of months and notice how it becomes a part of your character.
7. Use A Mirror – When someone looks you in the eye and tells you that you’re a nice person, doesn’t it make you feel great? Well, how about if you look yourself in the eye and do the same thing? If it doesn’t give you the same feeling, then maybe you don’t trust yourself well enough. Practice this one so that you’ll start to believe in yourself more.
How To Use Positive Affirmations Effectively:
Once you have learned how to create positive affirmations and have chosen the technique that best suits you, there are still a few more things that you should know.
1. Learn how to hypnotize yourself.
2. Use the visualization technique and/or brainwave entrainment with your positive affirmations.
3. Build your self-confidence.
4. Do it everyday! Do it everyday! Do it everyday!
While most people would give you positive affirmations relating to health, relationships, wealth, self-esteem, and so on, I personally suggest that you focus on attaining Wisdom. I just think it is better to have wisdom than anything else in the world. If you already have it, then you don’t need to ask why.
- I have the discernment to make sound decisions.
- I use my intuition to discern and direct my path.
- My capabilities are enlightened with wisdom and understanding.
- I have the wisdom of Buddha. (or Jesus Christ, King Solomon, George Bush, etc.)
- My wisdom increases my intuition.
- My wisdom has made me a sage among my peers.
- My wisdom gives me the ability to perceive, believe, and proceed.
- I gain knowledge, understanding, and wisdom through my everyday experiences.
- I now recognize, accept, and follow the Divine plan for my life as it is revealed to me step by step.
- I am connected to the Universal wisdom.
- I am at one with myself and my higher power.
- I allow my higher self to guide me.
- My inner wisdom guides all my decisions.
- I am centered and connected to my higher self.
- I relax and allow my inner wisdom to flow.
- I am connected with my essential spirit.
- I allow my inner wisdom to flow freely.
- I easily connect with my higher self.
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