One of the most powerful antidotes to stress and suffering is your ability to change your mind. This healing affirmation is a fundamental stepping stone to all positive change, because all change begins with the mind.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
By affirming your willingness to change your mind, you are making both a general and precise commitment to yourself that you will remain open to new opportunities, possibilities, and perceptions.
Be Willing to Change Your Mind
At any given time, I have a choice.
The power to change your world is always within you and within reach. As Richard Bach said, “You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” You don’t need to be stuck anywhere unless you decide to be.
You can choose not to be stuck in your small thoughts of regret, resentment, doubt, or worry. Instead of lingering on the past or losing yourself in the promises of the future, bring the full might of your conscious mind to the present moment. This is the only time where real change can be born.
If this affirmation is going to work for you, you must be willing to change your mind. Even if you’re not ready to make a shift just yet, your willingness will make the shift possible. The change has begun the very moment you decide that there may be more to life if you let some things go.
Be Willing to Let Some Things Go
In any given situation, there is an opportunity.
So much freedom comes from the decision to let go of what’s no longer serving us. When we let something go, we make room for something new.
We shape our lives first by what we choose to think about and believe in, and what we choose to let into our lives. Life as we personally know it is all about how we perceive and experience it. We choose what we think about. We choose our beliefs. We let things into our lives, and we can choose to let things go.
By affirming your willingness to make a change, whatever that means for your current situation, you’re making a commitment to be aware of your choices. You’ll find yourself noticing those things/people/situations that bring you closer to happiness, and you’ll just as clearly notice those things, etc. that lead you away from happiness.
If something isn’t supporting your happiness, health, peace, and growth, don’t feel bad about changing your mind about it. In Edward de Bono’s words, “If you never change your mind, why have one?”
Change is Good
I am willing to seek the hidden gift. I am willing to learn and grow. I choose to transcend any barriers.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. When we remain open to changing our minds about one small thing, this shift makes way for more shifts, giving us the opportunity to grow and evolve, and that’s a beautiful gift.
The moment you choose to change your mind, you’re making the choice to transcend any barriers you’ve placed upon yourself and instead believe in greater possibilities, something better than what you once believed.
In every moment of stress, pain, anger, jealousy, fear, anxiety, depression, sickness, or resent, think or speak these words: “I am willing to change my mind.” They might change your world.
If you’re new to positive affirmations, read this post about how to put affirmations into practice.
Does this affirmation speak to you? What have you tried that works to keep your mind open to new opportunities and ideas? Are you willing to change your mind for the sake of your own peace and happiness? Please share your thoughts, lessons, and experiences with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you care about.
Stay willing to change, and you will receive your miracles.
Free watercolor graphic by Craftberry Bush, with lettering by Aim Happy.