We have all heard the old adage you are what you think. If you are one of those who does believe this, then your life may be an outward indication of your internal thoughts. Certainly it could be suggested that the healthier the thoughts, the healthier the life. Where things get dicey for us is within the challenge to take our thoughts and then create an action that is in alignment with those thoughts. Choosing our thoughts and our words carefully is key in developing an external manifestation of our internal thoughts.
The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” Affirmations help to clean out our somewhat less than useful thoughts that create internal clutter. In practicing this sort of housekeeping we soon being to realize that anything may indeed be possible. Affirmations strengthen our mindset by helping us to believe in the potential of an action we desire in our life. When we have the thought (seed), and when the thoughts becomes spoken or written down (planting), we instantly become empowered into action (growth).
Consider this practice: for one week repeat a positive affirmation daily or, even better, multiple times a day. Then observe. Notice your mood, your interactions with others and your general well-being. You just might notice that things appear better than they had before you started being aware of your inner dialogue.
Need some ideas to begin your new way of thinking? Try these:
- I am filled positive energy.
- I am courageous in my choices.
- I am worth it.
- I radiate joy.
- I have plenty of time for tasks and plenty of time for me.
- I am balanced in my ability to give and to receive.
- My body is healthy and I am strong.
- I choose happiness.