If we believe something about us long enough, it does not matter if it is true or not. It becomes real to us. And we begin to think, feel and act as if it is true.
For this reason, keeping our traumas on top of our mind is a bad idea unless we want to end up thinking, feeling and acting like a traumatised person.
The good thing is that the same concept applies to positive beliefs too. If we believe positive things about ourselves, true or not, we might just start thinking, feeling and acting accordingly.
And that explains the power of positive affirmations to yourself and others.
Here is a set of inspiring beliefs that a woman I am supporting in transitioning to a more balanced and meaningful life has decided to subscribe to.
“There aren’t things that I can do and things that I cannot (because of my sex, upbringing etc.). There are only things that I really want to do. Thus I won’t let anything or anyone stop me from doing these things.
Pursuing what others perceive as success won’t lead me to happiness. I have to find what I want to do and perceive as success. Only then I can really be happy and actually succeed.”
She feels braver and more powerful than ever.
What do YOU want to believe?