As you may have noticed, my posts have been a little sporadic. Once upon a time, I would post on here every Monday, religiously. Once upon a time, I did not have a full time job and wasn’t required to be a full time adult. No complaints, no excuses, just facts.
Disclaimer: I’m working on the consistency.
Yesterday morning, anxiety got the better of me. I am a thinker, which is not always a good thing. However, as I’ve been trying to do in such moments, I re-directed my concern toward the one guarantee for calmness. I prayed, resolved to leave my burden at amen and gave myself permission to let things go, and let them be. As I carried on with my morning routine, I affirmed that it would be a good day. Needless to say, it was the best of the week so far.
For a while, I have questioned everything I have known to be true (I wrote about this last week). Do affirmations matter? Are these just tales we use to comfort ourselves? Extra cheese in the burger of life? Does it matter that I watch my thoughts, and pick them the same way I do clothes? Does it matter that what I think, I believe and ultimately embody? Does it matter, how powerful the mind is?
The answer, not so gently, has been made evident over the past few months. It matters; like your life depends on it-matters. Wednesday morning, I put affirmation to test, only because I had to clutch onto something. I wasn’t going to drown when there was a straw above the water. The stillness thereafter was real. Not imagined. Real.
It’s through your mind that you decide to get your life right. In fact, referencing Caroline Leaf’s research, 99% of what you choose becomes a physical reality. You have the power to observe your thoughts, and adjust them accordingly.
So, because they work like magic (okay maybe not magic-but they do work), here are five affirmations you should keep close:
I am enough. I am worthy. Flaws and all.
I am equipped. Whatever my journey needs, I got. I only need the faith of a mustard seed, with a side of hope.
I am not alone. God got me, and I trust Him more than I trust myself.
It’s okay. I am okay, and I am on my way.
No matter how many times I get it wrong, I will never stop believing in my ability to get it right. No matter what, I will always be alright.
When life hands you thorns, look out for the roses. Maybe even take a picture holding ’em no?