Updated: Sep 13
Affirmations are everything we repeatedly say to ourselves whether in our mind or out loud. To “affirm” means to declare or state that which you wish to be true. We are constantly “affirming” whether we know it or not. Positive #affirmations are commands that we are consciously deciding on instead of letting outdated negative beliefs run our program. They can help us replace our old negative #beliefs with new positive ones.
The Conscious mind is logical and analytical. Decisions like what to wear, when is the next meeting, planning the day are made by the conscious mind. On the other hand subconscious mind is illogical, it’s emotional. It runs on beliefs, past experiences and their associated emotions. Subconscious mind is like a powerful computer logging all our past experiences. Conscious mind is objective, Subconscious mind is subjective.
The #conscious mind understands the concept of time, past, present and future. The subconscious mind does not understand the concept of time. The only moment it understands is #Now. The Conscious mind can reason, it understands yes/no. The subconscious mind does not reason, once something is there, it accepts it as truth. The subconscious mind runs on beliefs, whether they are relevant or outdated, whether they are positive or negative. If you make statement like “I am so fat” even as joke, your conscious mind understands that it is joke, that you probably don’t mean it, but your subconscious mind takes it as the “truth”.
It has no sense of humor, it’s takes everything literally.
The conscious mind commands, the subconscious obeys. Scientist estimate that about 95% of what we do is controlled not by our conscious mind but by our subconscious mind. Therefore what goes in the subconscious is significant
When we are saying our positive affirmations, we are directing them to our subconscious mind, not our conscious mind. We can use our conscious mind in forming the #positive affirmations, but the #subconscious mind is where they will grow.
To learn more about affirmations watch this video
Repeat Repeat Repeat
Remember when we were kids, we learned the alphabets or times tables through #repetition. Now we say them without even thinking. In fact we have learned everything through repetition. By repetition, our brain strengthens its connections every time. The same principle applies when affirming new thoughts and beliefs.
If you say a positive thought once, it’s not going to reach the subconscious mind. And your conscious mind will probably reject it for not finding enough evidence for it. The subconscious mind accepts orders that are repeated daily, over and over. The beliefs you have adopted from your childhood were repeatedly soaked in subconscious mind from your environment, parents, school etc. We heard beliefs like “life is hard” or “money doesn’t grow on trees”. We didn’t just hear them once and then programmed them in, we were soaked in them in our early years.
Same with affirmations. Repeat, repeat, repeat daily, not just once.
We are powerful creators if we choose to believe so.
We have to learn to be our own best friend, to have our back, to support ourselves. We need to learn to communicate and encourage ourselves with positive self talk. Imagine what a beautiful and productive society we would create if we all had healthy self esteem and self dialogue. Affirmations are great tool for not only building self esteem and confidence but also creating wealth, health and happiness. There are many affirmations on this channel that you could use or on youtube or make your own.
I hope this #blog helps in reminding you, that you are a #powerful creator. In order to achieve #success and #happiness you thoughts must be in sync with your goals. Tell us in the comments below, your favorite affirmation. Love to hear from you. Thank you and Namaste
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