Exactly What are Affirmations?
We’ve been hearing about affirmations for a long time. I myself have been hearing about affirmations for as long as I can remember. I just assumed that I knew what affirmations were, but after attempting to do a little research, I found another rabbit hole to explore. Here’s what I have so far…
Wikipedia defines affirmations:
Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment — fostering a belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything.” More specifically, an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one’s self and written down frequently. For affirmations to be effective, it is said that they need to be present tense, positive, personal and specific.
I can go along with that. Just for the record though, I have come up with my own definition to help me understand it better. Maybe it will help you too.
Affirmations — Things we say to ourselves to provoke and promote feelings, desires, goals, and possessions.
I’ve broken down the five areas or points of interest that I believe affirmations are used for mostly, besides religious purposes. Along with the points of interest, I have listed examples. Of course, the points of interest and examples are limitless, this is just a very short breakdown.
Material Possessions — Houses, cars, food, clothes, or anything else in the physical realm
Feelings — Happiness, accomplishment, abundance, pride, love for yourself, self respect, self esteem
Situations — To be in a relationship, wealth, to go on vacation, to be in a school, or in a particular job
Physical states — Sleeping, awake, relaxed,energized, meditation, work out
States of mind — success, entrepreneurial, peaceful, loving, joyful
It is believed and has been scientifically proven that using affirmations on a regular basis can be beneficial in helping you get what you want in life. Affirmations can be regarded as a tool to use during your lifetime here on Earth to create a more positive and joyful environment for yourself.
For some people, affirmations are already a way of life.
For myself, affirmations are becoming a way of life and I invite you to join me on my journey if you like.
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