By Jayaram V
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WHAT IS AN AFFIRMATION?
An affirmation is a positive thought or statement that you
repeat to yourself
frequently and implant in your inner
consciousness, as a source of inspiration and motivation for
your present and future actions. Once entrenched in your
subconscious mind, it guides your thoughts and actions in the
direction you desire.
You can use affirmations to overcome certain undesirable
traits and negative and habitual thought patterns that prevent
you from being what you are or what you want to achieve in your
life. Affirmations are also called auto-suggestions because they
are the subtle commands you use to feel and act differently.
Your mind is a vast storehouse of accumulated knowledge and
learned responses. It
is programmed to act in certain mechanical
and predictable ways. It relies upon certain habitual patterns
of thinking and movements to make life easier for you. It has a
tendency to minimize effort and draw immediate conclusions, by
filtering the sensory input according to the set of beliefs,
values, principles and prejudices to which it is already
conditioned. It is difficult to control its movements and break
its conventional habits. Using affirmations is one simple and
easy way to control some aspects of your mind and mould it
according to your needs and circumstances.
With the help of positive affirmations, you can instruct your
mind and body to act in desirable ways and overcome the barriers
that stand between you and your ideal personality.
By sending subtle thought forces into your consciousness, you
can accomplish a lot such as the following...
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