“You must be the Change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
Today marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s the day a simple man, with a simple mission took physical form in this world. His mission was of Non-violence, of peace, of Unity in diversity. His utter simplicity brought about a revolution of magnanimous proportions. A country was freed, people were heard, caste systems were banished and most of all love and peace prevailed. On this day…and everyday, I applaud this mission. I applaud his spirit, his courage, his unwavering and self-less motives.
“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.