Positive Affirmations to Remember During Stressful Times and How to Use them

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“Our thoughts are creative. This is the most important law of nature that we need to know…thoughts are like drops of water-they accumulate. As we continue to rethink the same thoughts over a period of time, they become puddles, ponds, lakes or oceans. If they’re positive, we can float on the oceans of life.“~ Louise Hay

Be it giving an important presentation at work, to meeting new people, to attending a gathering by yourself, to new life situations, to making big changes, to taking major decisions, to going through trauma etc…there are limitless situations that can be impacted by our own negative thoughts.

Even people who have not been diagnosed with an anxiety or panic disorder can easily get distracted by negativity and fears that can lead to a downward spiral of emotions.

For the purpose of truly moving forward and for true healing, it is important to shift negativity with rational and calming positivity. I say rational and calming because we are not going to lie to ourselves and simply say, “I am fine” when clearly we don’t feel that way. The positive way to say it would be, “I am doing my best to be fine.”

This is where the wonderful benefits of Positive Affirmations come into play. I’ve written about the How to affirm and Rewrite the Mind a few weeks back, in which I talk about the science behind using these positive affirmations as well as how to word them for optimal benefits. Go read that when you get a chance.

In today’s article I would like to simplify that further to the practical ways in which you can use these affirmations to ease stress and anxiety. I usually formulate these affirmation articles about a few times a year, so that the readers who are having trouble with making their own affirmations can ease into the process.

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Simplicity, A tool for Spiritual Growth

“Simplicity is a state of mind.” ~ Charles Wagner

Over the past few years my focus has been on Simplicity. Specifically simplifying all areas of my life. 

During this period of simplification I couldnt help but think that the chase after a wealthy life style is a rather complicated affair: the standards keep shifting, and the worries are many. 

That’s why Spiritual mystics speak so often of ‘detachment’. By taking our focus off of getting stuff, we have more of ourselves available to focus on learning to love rightly, or taking time to be face-to-face with those in need, or learning , or learning how to depend on the Divine. You can’t be spiritually in tune and chase wealth; most of the time, the paths go in opposite directions.

From the time I started learning about spirituality and the Divine, I was often faced with situations where I needed to make choices. Choices between Needs and Wants.

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Rewriting the Mind – We Are What We Think

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha

In order to rewrite the mind positively we need to understand its composition. The mind is composed of three parts, the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious.

The conscious mind is the part we are aware of – the part that does the thinking, worrying, planning and creating. It is a tiny part of the structure; it is the subconscious that is the looming bulwark, a massive entity with incredible powers and potentials. Its unique characteristic is that it can create anything that we command it to create, by virtue of the thoughts we think.

If you believe that you cannot achieve something, if you believe that you cannot have something, the subconscious will create conditions, so that your beliefs are proved. To transform your life, it is very important that you seek the help of the subconscious.

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