Whatever we give energy to, we empower. The beliefs we project into the world have a way of creating the kind of world we live in. These empowering words of affirmation can help you create more experiences tinged with peace and positivity.
“Positive mental energy, positive thinking, does not mean we think unrealistically or revert to denial. If we don’t like something, we respect our own opinion. If we spot a problem, we’re honest about it. If something isn’t working out, we accept reality. But we don’t dwell on the negative parts of our experience.” – Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go
In her book, Melody Beattie suggests that “one of our choices in recovery is choosing what we want to think – using our mental energy positively.” Whatever we’re recovering from, and even if we don’t think we have anything to recover from, we have a choice to make when it comes to directing our mental energy: What will we prioritize?
The choice is not whether to use affirmations or not to use them, because we are always affirming something. The only choice is this: What do I want to affirm? What we focus on will grow into a larger presence in the mind, and thus in our lives.
The thoughts we repetitively think become beliefs, actions carried out consistently become habits, and the aspects of life we dwell upon color our reality.
The simple positive statements we make to ourselves reinforce happiness and security, and they transform the way we experience the world. The following empowering words of affirmation are meant to help you amplify the beauty you see in the world, enrich your daily experiences, and bring more love into every interaction.
This isn’t about replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones, but about converting one to the other. That is the alchemy of such empowering words, repeated daily with conviction.
Empowering Words of Affirmation to Encourage a Preference for the Positive
I respond to problems with love.
All perceived problems warrant a loving response, because love is the only creative solution that gives to both sides. When I am confronted with a challenge, I do not ask what I must compromise in order to be successful, happy, or right; I ask myself how I can love better. For in love, there is no loss and therefore there can be no compromise.
My purpose is not to separate, but to unite.
I release from my mind the need to judge and label accordingly. I honor all perceived deviations from my notion of what’s normal, good, healthy, acceptable, just, or right. My function here is not to judge others for being who they are, but to shine the light of compassion so that I may walk in gratitude.
I seek, and I see, the divine force that pervades everything.
I live in calm awareness of the divine things that are too beautiful to be defined. I live in the frequency of joy, curiosity, and awe, knowing that this state is forever imbued with divinity, and makes life on earth more awesome. In each enlightened breath I take, I bring heaven down to earth.
I cater to the light, and it’s a lifelong practice.
I don’t avoid the darkness of this world, but I do invoke the light of a higher order. When fear shows up as resistance and struggle, I am encouraged to practice acceptance and presence. I choose to look on the bright side of life, and so I see obstacles as opportunities. I witness the fear that bubbles up in me as an ongoing assignment, so I can learn the lessons that contribute to the evolution of my consciousness.
I am glad to be alive today.
I give to myself, others, and the current situation my appreciation instead of expectation. I am alive today and I am life, and what a miracle that is. The simple things suddenly become the most extraordinary things, for I have approached them with gratitude. My joy for this moment depends not on the stipulations of my ego, but on the simple fact that I am a child of the universe, conscious of itself.
I am an alchemist.
I have that in me that can transform negativity into positivity, obstacles into opportunities, and ordinary moments into grounds for awe. Through the invitation of miracles, I convert suffering to salvation, tragedy to triumph, and fear to love.
- Which empowering words of affirmation help you feel better, lighter, and more capable of bringing positivity to the forefront?
- When you’ve detoured into the realm of fear, how do you switch your perspective and return to “the bright side” of life?
- When has your preference for positivity transformed problems into opportunities?
Please share your thoughts, favorite (or any other) empowering words of affirmation, healing insights, positive practices, and any inspiring stories with me in the comments.
Share these empowering words with someone who might appreciate them.
You are an alchemist.
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