I was such a skeptic.
Oh, Lord, I was such a skeptic.
But ever since a recent tragedy in my life—the death of my newborn baby Jane—my perspective on this quaint-seeming little habit has changed entirely—and so has my life.
I now say affirmations every day.
Here is my list (which I keep on my phone for handy reference!):
- “I am happy.”
- “I am whole and complete. I have everything I need.”
- “(Person) is whole and complete. She has everything she needs.”
- “All love and all peace to (person).”
- “Only love and only peace to (person).”
- “This moment is complete. This moment is perfect. This moment is all I need.”
- “(Person) is perfect and whole.”
- “Healing and guidance to (person).”
- “I will do all I want to do in this life. I will have all I want to have in this life.”
- “I am fulfilling my purpose. I am my truest self.”
- “I move slowly and carefully. I speak slowly and caringly. “I live slowly and I am awake.”
- “I am grateful.”
Say these to yourself every day—either these or others that you make up. Say them over and over, until you believe them—until you really know that they’re true.
Then see if you’re not happier than you ever were before.
Do you say affirmations? Mantras? Prayers? Anything spiritual at all? Leave a comment below; I’d love to know what works for you.
“This is the kind of writing that makes me feel as if I’d sat down with the author on the sofa with cups of tea and we were talking together for hours. The style is so vulnerable …” – Heather
“I don’t know what to say other than it is the most beautiful book that I have ever read.” – Ashley
“Really, I am rather speechless.” – Sarah
“I loved the book!! I couldn’t stop reading it!! It touched me so very much.” – Haydee
“Player has given a beautiful gift to her readers. I was very touched.” – Celia
“Player’s chatty style evokes a realism and empathy for the story. One is able to feel her pain.” – Anonymous
Get What I Learned from Jane on Amazon.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. With ratings. (Take that, God.)
- My Favorite Spiritual Practices for Overcoming Depression
- Depression Success Stories and Spiritual Practice Success Stories
I Suspect Inner Peace Is Just a Myth. Here Are Interviews With People Who Disagree.
Some people are such show-offs. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth listening to.
There’s a Book for That, Too
It’s a great time to get suddenly awesome. So many teachers. So many books.
- Best Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books for Overcoming Depression
- Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.