I am not my fear. But I am willing to face it.
I am not my body. I am free.
I am not my work, but I’m willing to do it daily.
I am not my failures and I am willing to show up again.
I am not my inner critic. I am willing to separate us.
I am not my anxiety. I know I can do this.
I am not my job, but I’m grateful for it.
I am not my anger, but I’m willing to feel it in my body.
I am not comparable to anyone, except to myself from the past.
I am not alone. The entire Universe is supporting me.
I am opened to see better.
I am opened to receive.
I am opened to give.
I am ready.
This day is just as it should be.
I am exactly where I need to be.
Creative energy is translated through me.
I am ready.
Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say and to whom?
I am ready.
Show me what you’ve got.
This was my writing exercise named:
REPEAT AFTER ME.
I wrote an array of lines that I needed to hear. It looks like the preparation for the creative process. Or for the new day. It might look like the list of affirmations.
(Btw, the coolest affirmations that I’ve encountered were those from the book “May Cause Miracles”. Before that, most of the affirmations that I’ve seen were like: “I am living in ____, I am working at____, I am happily married and have two kids.” Blah! Gabby has created miraculous, inspiring, thought provoking affirmations. I brought them with me every day and I identified my subtle, tangled patterns of thoughts and behaviors. “I am not my body. I am free,” is one of those.)
Now it’s your turn to write and repeat. Open a blank document, and spill your guts. Create a list of affirmations. Good reminders. Non-automated thoughts. Write and repeat. (Don’t forget to reflect, the repetition itself may not be enough.) But it will feel good. It has to.
You don’t have to invent the metaphysical wisdom that the world hasn’t yet seen. Your affirmations can be small and ordinary. It’s not that we don’t know. It’s that we forget. ((Tweet this!)) We get distracted. We get busy. We get anxious. We need the reminders.
Try this exercise out and share a few of your lines with me in the comments below. Jim Kwik uses the acronym HHH (Head- Heart- Hands) for quick learning. If you read this post (Head) and it resonated with you (Heart), you have to do the writing exercise (Hands) so that the lesson can stick.
Enjoy and repeat.
P. S. Cookie of Wisdom: “Man more frequently requires to be reminded than informed.” Samuel Johnson ((Tweet this!))