I’m struggling. For the last few weeks I have struggled with negativity, both in me and around me. Subtly, negativity seems to have wrapped it’s cloak around me so that the positive thoughts and the truth seems to have been swamped. I recognise it now, and I know that I have to change my thought patterns to deal with it.
Yesterday, I posted a poem called “The Victor” which challenged me to consider the thoughts that I have, all of which affect how I live my life, and the outcome of my life. Underlying the poem was the challenge that if you think you can’t do something, then the chances are you won’t do it. It challenges a negative thought pattern.
And yet again, in “Deep Roots” I posted about how people’s words, and attitudes, can label us. We can live up to these labels, or we can change our thinking and free ourselves from them. We fall into the pattern of believing what we are told about ourselves, because it’s easy! Well, thinking otherwise involves hard work!
I am not one who believes that daily positive affirmations repeated again and again are the sole reason for success, but affirming the positive is a good thing. To ponder, to meditate, to consider, to think on positive things bring about a healthy life balance. For me, I need to consider things of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control.
Therefore, today, I choose to shed that cloak of negativity. I will draw away from negative conversations. I will seek truth and light, and I will be thankful. I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” and I choose to live in that knowledge.
Do you use affirmations? What have been the most powerful ones for you?
Do you use any other tools to support your thought patterns?
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