Good morning

There’s affirmations, and then there’s affirmations!

You can say affirmations ’til you’re blue in the face, but if your general thinking is negative, and you don’t put your heart and focus into those affirmations, your results will likely be, well, less than positive.

Affirming on Auto Pilot

Kind of like being in church when you’re a kid, you can go through the prayers without really even thinking about what you’re saying. Affirming isn’t any different than praying when you’re on auto pilot. If you’re not present with your intention, you’re not available for the gift of what you’re affirming.

When Affirmations are Futile

You wake up in the morning and decide you’re going to kick start your day with some positive affirmations. “Today’s gonna be a GREAT day!” “I am enjoying living my dream life.” “I love my work.” Sounds good, positive, uplifting, right? Well, that depends on the rest of your day.

So let’s say after your affirmations you hop in the shower, and your mind starts to wander to things that feel less-than-affirming. You finish showering, get dressed, have some breakfast and get on your way – all the while your mind is flitting from judgement to arguments, to worry or annoyance. Maybe midday you remember to say another affirmation or two, but the majority of waking time – day-after-day – is focused on lots of things to fuss and worry over. Will your affirmations work, or are your efforts almost futile in the face of your daily volume of negativity?

If either of these descriptions sound like you, read on – there’s hope!

One thing that’s really helpful when you’re affirmations haven’t got much ‘umph’ is to actually use them to affirm your power to think positively.

Here are a few examples:

  • “I am in control of my own thinking.”
  • “I think only thoughts that create and fulfill the best in me.”
  • “My mind is constantly in tune with the positive.”
  • “I am full of great thoughts and positive ideas.”
  • “My thoughts are bright, cheerful and enthusiastic.”
  • “I consciously choose what I think.”
  • “I always choose thoughts that are most positive and beneficial to me.”
  • “All of my thoughts create healthiness within me.”
  • “I remember to think positively all day, every day.”

If you’ve dabbled in affirmations and are ready to give them a serious ‘umph!’ give some of these a try.

Add to our list!! We want to make a long list of affirmations for positive thinking. If you’ve got one (or more!) to share, leave a comment and let us know.

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37 Comments

  • Avatar Marguerite Bertrand says:

    Yes ! you are sooo right ! I meditate in the morning and feel good for about 30 minutes and then, BANG ! Ugly thoughts come by and they stick like a gum on the sidewalk and it's hard to scrape it off so, there you go again, meditating so for me I guess it is a minute to minute battle. I sometimes feel like I turn aroung without moving towards my dreams. I'm in the tunnel but the light stays there in the end but I need to stop turning around at the same place…

  • Avatar Mette says:

    Here's my affirmation: "I trust Life, Myself, God, and the Goodness in others."

  • Avatar Mette says:

    Here's my affirmation: “I trust Life, Myself, God, and the Goodness in others.”

  • Avatar John says:

    Vishen, thank you for all you do. I have been in study for many years ( I am 70), and with your help and the your contacts,
    I have begun to think and feel more positive than ever before. I really have begun to feel like "I can do this, growth and change is possible". Keep up the good work!

  • Avatar John says:

    Vishen, thank you for all you do. I have been in study for many years ( I am 70), and with your help and the your contacts,
    I have begun to think and feel more positive than ever before. I really have begun to feel like “I can do this, growth and change is possible”. Keep up the good work!

  • Avatar BLESSED BENEVOLENCE says:

    i am who i say i am and my experience is what i say it is…………………….!

  • Avatar BLESSED BENEVOLENCE says:

    " the meaning of everything is the meaning i am intentionally here and now giving it………..! "

  • Avatar BLESSED BENEVOLENCE says:

    ” the meaning of everything is the meaning i am intentionally here and now giving it………..! “

  • Avatar Saint says:

    Give God the Glory

  • Avatar PrinceCharming says:

    Here's my affirmation "I control I'm the power"

  • Avatar PrinceCharming says:

    Here's my affirmation “I control I'm the power”

  • Avatar Peter Poulidakis says:

    Gratitude
    "I ask not oh divine providence for more riches
    But more wisdom, with which to except and use wisely the riches that
    I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct
    my own mind to whatever ends I desire."
    Napoleon Hill

  • Avatar Peter Poulidakis says:

    Gratitude
    “I ask not oh divine providence for more riches
    But more wisdom, with which to except and use wisely the riches that
    I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct
    my own mind to whatever ends I desire.”
    Napoleon Hill

  • Avatar evelynwrites says:

    All of life comes to me with ease, joy and glory. That's a mantra from Access Consciousness and it helps me to refocus and center when the 'monkey mind' threatens to take over. ;-)

  • Avatar yellowlion says:

    My patterns of thought and behavior ENHANCE my psychological, emotional, and physical well-being and SUPPORT my ability to achieve my chosen goals.

  • Avatar Rosa Lee says:

    This works really well for me. I ask myself, " Would you rather do this (think negative thoughts) or would you rather be happy?" Guess which one wins?

    You are very loved Vishen. Thank you for your wisdom and dedication.

  • Avatar Rosa Lee says:

    This works really well for me. I ask myself, ” Would you rather do this (think negative thoughts) or would you rather be happy?” Guess which one wins?

    You are very loved Vishen. Thank you for your wisdom and dedication.

  • Avatar Yvonne says:

    I've taken my affirmations, as well as those things that have been spoken over me that I do not want to forget, and want to see firmly established in my life and recorded them. Each night I play them as I fall asleep.

  • Avatar Debra Sue Lynn says:

    I invite, welcome and give thanks to the spirits of love, gratitude, peace, acceptance, forgiveness, freedom,
    wisdom, joy, generosity, prosperity, kindness, respect, honor and harmony.

    To this may be added or deleted any spirit of goodness that you want to manifest in your life. I do this
    before rising from bed each day and before sleep each night. Raymond Grace author, shaman and world traveler introduced this to me. Focus and do this with heartfelt intent. As Raymond teaches, there is the spirit of peace and love when we send a Christmas card — and to those spirits we bid welcome and offer thanks giving.

  • Avatar Debra Sue Lynn says:

    I invite, welcome and give thanks to the spirits of love, gratitude, peace, acceptance, forgiveness, freedom,
    wisdom, joy, generosity, prosperity, kindness, respect, honor and harmony.

    To this may be added or deleted any spirit of goodness that you want to manifest in your life. I do this
    before rising from bed each day and before sleep each night. Raymond Grace author, shaman and world traveler introduced this to me. Focus and do this with heartfelt intent. As Raymond teaches, there is the spirit of peace and love when we send a Christmas card — and to those spirits we bid welcome and offer thanks giving.

  • Avatar Debra Sue Lynn says:

    I am the Beloved Daughter/Son of the Infinite — I am unlimited. I am empowered. I am in Union
    with the Divine. I am beautiful. I deserve to be here, Now — I am forever abundant, radiant, empowered.

    This is done first thing in the morning looking into the bathroom mirror or other mirror and at night.
    before retiring for positive reinforcement.

    This affirmation I've offered to many and those who have utilized it have found it a boon to their
    negative programming.

  • Avatar Debra Sue Lynn says:

    I am the Beloved Daughter/Son of the Infinite — I am unlimited. I am empowered. I am in Union
    with the Divine. I am beautiful. I deserve to be here, Now — I am forever abundant, radiant, empowered.

    This is done first thing in the morning looking into the bathroom mirror or other mirror and at night.
    before retiring for positive reinforcement.

    This affirmation I've offered to many and those who have utilized it have found it a boon to their
    negative programming.

  • Avatar Bogie says:

    We are all part of everything ever created…..whole and part…..now and forever! Plz N' Thnx, Bogie

  • Avatar Karen says:

    '" I have everything I need. "

  • Avatar Karen says:

    '” I have everything I need. “

  • Avatar PurposeFairy says:

    I release all resistance to express my creativity fully!
    Every day in every way, I am getting better and better!
    My recent post Today’s Quotes- 01-20-2011

  • Avatar PurposeFairy says:

    I release all resistance to express my creativity fully!
    Every day in every way, I am getting better and better!
    My recent post Today’s Quotes- 01-20-2011

  • Avatar Deepali says:

    Love Love Love Love… I keep saying this and I feel really good!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar Fábio says:

    The phrase: 'WHEREVER I AM, THERE IS ALWAYS A SUPREME GOODNESS AND SERENITY' happened to bring sudden positive ways most of the times I spoke it.

  • Avatar Kevin says:

    "I am powerful."

    "God has given me this power to do good for the world."

    "I am a child of God–God's son, therefore I am powerful."

    "I can do whatever I want in life."

  • Avatar Kevin says:

    “I am powerful.”

    “God has given me this power to do good for the world.”

    “I am a child of God–God's son, therefore I am powerful.”

    “I can do whatever I want in life.”

  • Avatar sharyn johnson says:

    Goodness is everywhere. It is present in all the people and circumstances of my life. I choose to absorb it, reflect it and honor it because i am a child of God, an angel of the Universe.

  • Avatar Katrina says:

    " I am loved. And each day I have the power to attract loving relationships into my life."

  • Avatar Katrina says:

    ” I am loved. And each day I have the power to attract loving relationships into my life.”

  • Avatar Isobel says:

    “All that IS, IS…and I AM! 

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