“I am, therefore I exist,” is a phrase affirming one’s actuality as a person. It may be a simple phrase, but it says everything about the individual affirming it. It indicates a confidence not commonly found in others.
But why do people need affirmations? Why do beings need to be affirmed? Is being relative to one’s affirmations?
Affirmations are a very powerful technique to empower one’ssubconscious. Once the subconscious is programmed to believe one’s affirmation, the new belief is converted into positive action for the conscious mind. Through affirmations, beings are empowered to do, to work, and to strive for more things. Affirmations allow people to believe in themselves and to put their thoughts into action.
Affirmations are a combination of verbal and visual techniques used by a person to succeed in a preferred state of mind. Strong affirmations can be very powerful, and can be used by almost anyone to accomplish his goals and fulfill his desires. However, the power of an affirmation depends on how strong or weak the affirmation is.
An affirmation is merely a statement made by a person, about something or about a state of being. A person can affirm things that he chooses to attain, like “I now have a good life.” Being healthy in mind, body, and spirit is also possible through affirmation.
A strong affirmation should be stated in the present tense to be most effective. An affirmation stating “I am now a happy being” is more powerful than an affirmation saying, “I am going to become a happy being.” Affirmations should always be in positive terms because they are supposed to work for you and not against you. Instead of saying, “I am not sad,” create an affirmation saying, “I am happy.”
An affirmation should be made up of simple but concise words, and it should be short to be most effective. A very long affirmation can work to confuse the mind, instead of creating a positive mindset. A short affirmation can be easily spoken and repeated by a person. It can serve as a mantra that can be repeated over and over again.
To be effective, an affirmation must be repeated often. Repetition works and influences the subconscious, which in turn motivates the person into acting out his affirmation. A person who creates the affirmation should be deeply involved with the words s/he will be using, so s/he will be able to manifest their affirmation. Writing words that one believes in can be very powerful, and this can be put to good use when creating an affirmation.
However, creating an affirmation alone and repeating it a million times will not make the affirmation a state of mind. The important thing is to live one’s affirmation and to be open-minded enough to do the things that would help the affirmation become a reality. Feeling the affirmation and applying it in one’s life will help in making the affirmation a reality.
While affirmations are as a rule used to make an individual better, they can also be used to lift or recognize another person’s value. By affirming another person’s existence, you are helping them improve their self-worth.
Affirmations are a very simple thing that can make a very big difference in a person’s life. They can be great motivators and can make things happen for the better in your life.