Updated: Jul 21
What are you telling yourself?
I first ran into the teachings of Wayne Dyer after my father died in 2011. It's funny how tragedy can inspire you to take different directions in your life. I ran into his PBS special and found his on-stage demeanor, calmness and positive message was captivating. I started to pay close attention to my inner dialogue I was telling myself. Quotes such as: “Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous”. Resonated within me.
It would be years before I understood the benefits of positive affirmations and the many tools necessary to use everyday to maintain a positive attitude. Not just in words, but deeply in the core of my being. When I catch myself saying things like, “That was stupid” or “What’s wrong with you?” or “God, kill me now” etc. etc... saying things to myself that are not in any way beneficial, I've learned to stop myself and be the kind of friend to me that I am to others.
In other words: “Don’t beat yourself up.” It serves no purpose and is the catalyst for depression, sickness and disease. Be kind to yourself. Remind yourself daily that there is no way to happiness; rather, happiness is the way.
There are many ways to be of a positive mindset. One is to remain in a state of gratitude. Do an inventory of the things you have that are wonderful. That doesn't mean the things that you own, although it could be. But the things that are gifted to you everyday. The sky. The earth below you. Animals. Family. Friends.
“I am” affirmations are powerful tools. I am strong. I am courageous. I am creative. I am a wonderful human being. I am healthy. I am a good confident. All of these and more can be beneficial to your health and everyday life.
Be the person you want to be. Be healthy. Be happy. Be present. Be kind. Love yourself. Your body listens to you thoughts.