The Power of Positive Thought

I was talking to my son this morning as he was feeling a little down about everything we are facing right now.  

Whilst holding him, I said, ‘let’s use some affirmations to feel a little better’ and he asked what an affirmation was. In sharing with him and helping him improve his mood, I thought I would also share with you too because we all need tools to feel good as much as possible right now.

An affirmation is simply a statement we make.  It can be positive or negative. The more we use an affirmation the more it becomes a belief and once something becomes a belief it directly influences the outcome of our lives because we make decisions based on what we believe.  We therefore want to have as many positive affirmations as we can.

For example; if we believe we are not worthy we might consistently (and unconsciously) turn down opportunities or hold ourselves back because we don’t believe we deserve what is being presented to us.  (a side note – you are 100% worthy of achieving all you want but that is a different blog post!).

Because of the influence they have, affirmations are therefore powerful and important.  We always have thoughts, so if we are not consciously choosing the thoughts we have, we unconsciously allow thoughts to become beliefs (and It is likely these will not be the ones we want).  By allowing thought without directing it you are allowing life to happen to you rather than for you.  

It could be argued that thought is the most powerful thing you own.  The thoughts that pass through your mind are responsible for everything that happens in your life.  The predominant thoughts you have influence your behaviours and attitudes which determine the choices, decisions and actions you take.

The case is clear.  If thoughts create your experiences and ultimately your life, then they better be good ones. Yet of course, when we are faced with challenging experiences, it can be particularly difficult to have feel good thoughts.

This is where affirmations come in.  The use of an affirmation helps us direct our thought to something positive.  You can use one affirmation 50 times a day or you can have 20 affirmations you write down every morning – it doesn’t matter how you use them,  what matters is that you do what you need to keep your thoughts in high energy and positive vibration.

The late and brilliant Viktor Frankl famously said when faced with losing all his family in Auschwitz:

 ‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’

Amid uncertain and challenging times, we can still choose our response.  We get to decide our experience by directing our thoughts towards ones that feel good.  What we put out in the world we directly experience back.

I have been sending a positive affirmation out to my email list every day during this time and they have been greatly received. 

Here are some affirmations you might enjoy too;

1.   I wake with positive energy and vitality

2.   I can reach for a thought that feels better anytime I need

3.   The world may be hard, but life is good

4.   I am open to a new way of seeing things

5.   I choose to see the positive in situations and experiences

6.   I limit my exposure to things that don’t feel good

7.   I give blessings to my global family

8.   We’re all in this together

9.   I recognise that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and I show them patience

10.  I love and accept myself unconditionally and do what I need to take great care of myself

Which of these thoughts feel good to you?  Are there any you could use every day – perhaps one or maybe all?

Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

With love, Anna xx

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