Name One to Three Affirmations that Would Benefit You

  • Then choose one as your primary to call upon in times of stress.

 

If someone told you that you could learn to twist and shape your brain in certain ways to achieve your highest spiritual goals, would you do it? Affirmations (“Accept,” “Love,” “I let go of control,” “Trust,” etc.) are circuit training for the brain. By consciously affirming how we want to be or act, we proactively pull ourselves out of the muck of our unconscious patterns of moods and behavior and literally create new grooves in our brains.

Affirmations are like carrying around God in your pocket. They are there when we want to inject God-awareness into any situation. When you’re feeling resentful toward your neighbor, you could remember and feel “God is all.” When you’re anxious about making a deadline, you might remember and feel “Trust God.”

Going through our affirmations is like going to the eye doctor. At the eye doctor, you put your face up against a big metal device and look through a lens. The doctor drawls in monotone as she flips two lenses, “A or B?” You pick the lens through which you see better. “B or C?” You again select the better lens. “B or D?” As you continue to choose the lens through which you best see, the letters on the screen become comprehensible and lucid — less hazy and foggy — until your vision is crystal clear. This is precisely what happens as you go through your affirmations. Life becomes more clear. Things make more sense and contain more meaning. It’s like washing out your consciousness.

 

Name One to Three Affirmations that Would Benefit You

  • Then choose one as your primary to call upon in times of stress.

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Dan Messinger is the author of Holy Crap, a multimedia collection of spiritual tools that help you create meaning from everyday hassles.
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2 Responses to Name One to Three Affirmations that Would Benefit You

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here's mine: "I am a vehicle for the continual process of creation." Whenever I remember this, I become at least somewhat unhooked from my habitual and reactive way of responding to things.

  2. noah says:

    We are all in the same boat.

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