Fearless Files: Speaking yourself into existence

Sunday, August 25, 2013

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him… We need not wait to see what others do.” ~ Gandhi

I am so feeling this quote from Gandhi today. I am a big believer of daily positive affirmations. I believe that it is so important to watch what you say to yourself because that affects your outlook on life and on who you are. I believe that when we speak, we claim things. So when we speak negatively, we are putting that out into the universe and setting ourselves up for something negative. I don't know about you but I personally don't need any unnecessary negativity in my life.

With that said, I have slacked off a bit on the daily affirmations and I have fallen into somewhat of a rut. Sometimes we forget to speak positively because something happens that gets our emotions all out of whack. I'm such a sensitive person and I take things too much to heart. And frankly, that sucks. I act tough and all of that but people just don't know how deeply they hurt me. I am working on getting better with that because I now know that sometimes people act a certain way for reasons that have nothing to do with me. It's no excuse but it's enlightening when you know the reason behind someone's actions. It helps you to understand the "why". And it helps you to accept the way things are and move past them.

Sometimes I laugh at myself because while I am on this journey to self-awareness and acceptance, I feel like I am becoming one of Buddha's messengers and the thought of me with a bald head, in a long sweeping robe, with beads in my hand is kind of funny. But seriously, this zen way of living is one that I am trying to embrace. Honestly, life is complicated because we make it complicated. Because things are not going the way we want them to so we get frustrated. It's as simple as that. Acceptance is coming easier to me now but it is still not the easiest thing to embrace.

Anyway, I'm back on my daily affirmations because I need them in my life. I need those reminders to get my spirit going and maintain my zen way of living (to a certain extent, lol). At the end of the day, I have control over me and how I live my days. So it's my choice on how to proceed. We always a choice.

So my affirmation for today is:

I am beautiful. I am smart. I am a good person with a good heart. I can do anything I set my mind to. I am going to be happy every day of my life. I will embrace acceptance and have no regrets. I will live my life with hope and faith. I will never give up.

What's your affirmation today? What do you want to tell yourself today? That's what affirmations are about. You talking to yourself and declaring how awesome you are. Happy Sunday!

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