Affirmations are positive statements which describe a desired situation or emotional state. Affirmations are often repeated, until they get impressed on the subconscious mind. Repeating affirmations pushes the subconscious mind to take action and aspire to make the positive statement come true.
Affirmation is a great tool for achieving success and for improving your life. It helps you to overcome limiting beliefs and to install new beliefs. Your brain is much like a software and a limiting belief is like a malicious code which block possibilities of success and achievement. Repeating affirmations is like writing a new code on your brain.
You might have observed that most of the time we mentally repeat negative words and statements concerning the situations and events in our lives, and consequently create undesirable situations. Word has great power and they work at both ways, to build or destroy. How we use them that determines whether they are going to bring good or harmful results.
Henry Ford said somewhere ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.’ So why not repeat, ‘I can’ instead of repeating ‘I can’t’. Because constant repetition of a statement is going to become a belief. Affirmations is noting but repeating a positive statement until your subconscious mind accepts it as a truth.
It is very important to pay attention to your internal dialogue. If you find yourself repeating a negative statement like “I can not do this”, “I am not capable”, “I’m not smart enough”, “This task is very difficult” then you should realize that you are practicing negative affirmations. You should change them into positive statements. You literally program your brain with words and thoughts just like a programmer write a software code.
Remember, repeating positive affirmations for a few minutes, and then thinking negatively the rest of the day will neutralize the effects of the positive affirmation. Affirmation is a very simple and effective way to install powerful beliefs in your mind.
You can repeat affirmations mentally or loudly. You can write them or record and listen them on your cellphone or computer. If you have some knowledge about sound editing softwares like Audacity then you can also make subliminal affirmations which can easily bypass your logical brain (critical faculty) and enter into your subconscious mind.
In our workshops we teach you how to design effective and powerful affirmations using power-words.
Happy Soul Speaking,
In Sanskrit, ‘man’ means ‘mind’ and ‘tra’ means ‘freeing.’ So a mantra is a phrase which is designed to free the mind… [mantras] are my faithful companions wherever I go. Whether I am on the bus, walking to the library or watching the world go by in a park, I am constantly affirming all that is good in my world through mantras.” ~ Robin Sharma from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Used as a tool for re-wiring our consciousness for thousands of years, mantras (whether spoken silently in our heads or out loud, or written as affirmations on our mirrors or in our journals) are super powerful.
What are your favorite mantras? Are you using them often?
Some of mine?
From Kishoreji’s: “Maa Shakti Mantra”.
From Louise Hay: “I love and accept myself completely.” “I release all restrictions. I am free to be me.”
From Deepak Chopra: “I am totally independent of the good or bad opinion of others.” “I am beneath no one.” “I fearlessly handle any and all challenges in my life.”
And the classically simple: “Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you…”
Say those thousands of times and lemme know how you’re feeling. 🙂
Written affirmations are also very effective. But I have found that repeating a mantra aloud has a wonderful effect on my spirit. When I need to feel motivated, I might repeat, ‘I am inspired, disciplined and energized’ out loud two or three hundred times. To maintain the supreme sense of self-confidence I have cultivated, I repeat, ‘I am strong, able and calm.’ I even use mantras to keep me youthful and vital.