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.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
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. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All 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.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)