WHAT IS THE BEST AFFIRMATION YOU HAVE EVER HEARD THAT ACTUALLY CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND PERSPECTIVE? What did it change about you?(optional)
"THERE IS NO TRYING..EITHER YOU DO OR YOU DON'T"- best one yet. stop making excuses or procrastinating.
When I was young, I often spent my time with my father at his junkyard or in his office where we would pour over books. I loved that time with him so much, it meant the world to me being able to sit by him and read books and hear him speak. My father was not one for words, but when he spoke, everyone always took it to heart. One day, I was reading a particularly sad play and I began to cry. He asked me why I was crying and I told him that the book was tragic because people died in horrible ways. He looked at me and told me not to be sad, that life was like that sometimes. Then he smiled and said...
"Don't take life so seriously, no one survives it anyways."
He died about four months later. I'll never forget that and so I have adopted the perspective to enjoy life and try not to let things distress me because I simply do not have time for the unpleasant emotions. I'd rather be happy... so, even when reading a sad book or hearing terrible news, I have learned to accept it and look on the more favorable part of the news. Who has time to be bitter?
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change - Wayne Dyer, I believe.
Start looking at life with a more positive outlook and an attitude of gratitude and better things start coming your way (works for me!)
Put a picture of yourself on the bathroom mirror. Every morning, when you get up, look at that picture and love what you see. Start your day out on a positive note.
My memories of my first reading of Wayne Dyer were something along the lines of living in the moment. Why was I wasting my emotions on the past and stuff I couldn't change. I loved that philosophy but lost it along the way trying to survive. Sad, when I think back how motivated I was, then.
My whole point of view has changed over the last 6 years. I stopped living for Earthly things and began imagining who I want to be in the next World and what they would remember me for in this place. I do not tolerate evil and do not suffer because I have to, I got choices. My soul and the souls of others is more important then simply meeting the agendas of others. I see each thing in my life as a goal and a lesson to be learned. I take many chances that run against the lies we are told. For example I have held 8 jobs in this time. Two were evil and I told them they were and left. I took one that was poverty for experience and it is paying off now. We do not have to accept our lives the way we are if we are not happy. Money and what it buys are only tools and not who we our. Life is continuous maturity and knowledge and requires us to constantly grow. In the worst of times you can always find stability and survive. If my problems are only Earthly then they our only temporary problems. Yes many may judge me but these our the people who do not care about my soul and do not see the end results of my decisions. In the end we only Judge ourselves and God made criminals rich and successful for a reason on the Earth. One should not compare themselves to them or have any desire to be like them. Be who you want to be in heaven and God will never judge you for failure if your heart was in the right place, for we can not live the lives of others who choose not to do this.
Thru the last 15 years of working many different jobs in several states I have talked to many people and have heard alot of stories and learned many things.
At one time I had read (or heard cant remember) a saying "It takes a village to teach a child". From my experiences this is so true and I have come to realize "The people we let into our lives are the ones who teach us who we are".
Peoples experiences and their knowledge lead a way for others.
@Monster I agree. I was blessed with positive role models looking back at my life. I am grateful for that otherwise I would never think on the things I do. If you had a positive role model, or mentor, consider yourself blessed because many of our youth never have anyone to give them encouragement, empower them and uplift their spirits. I had to pass it on to them so maybe my students will do the same for others. Thanks for sharing.
"Decide. Commit. Succeed."
It is from the 'Insanity' body-conditioning program
I am almost teary eyed reading these. wow. I will share each of your hubs on my page where I have all my youth isolated. These youth are from all over the world and I have directly worked with them at some point in my life and theirs. Now that they are growing into themselves, I chose to continue to reach out to them and help them become who they ultimately will be. I have been following these youth, some since elementary and now thy are entering college. I have my only son who is seventeen and will need these powerful words to cope in life. I have this crazzy dream that as an educator, every child that have completed programs I directed in my career, will be employed by me someday and that they share in the profit. I have been sowing seeds for almost twenty years and I am now seeing the fruits of my labor somehow through the youth I have mentored and encouraged over the years. This is very important to me. I was so happy today when one of them wrote me a poem and placed it on my wall.. it was confirmation to me, let me know that I inspired it somehow and I haven't seen her in ten years. So to look and see more replies is also confirmation that i am on my own path for purpose and it feels right. Thanks, You all have been a great inspiration to me and my babies! Blessings Hubbers. Maybe I'll just follow everybody who shows me and my kids love! peace.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie
"Much of the world's beauty forms in response to a wound."
Not exactly what you asked for, but my intentions are good here.
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful.
Strive to be happy.
Live with intentions and you can't go wrong. Thank you sooo much @paradigmsearch. I will send these to my loves tonight. They know your first affirmation by heart. I love this one myself. The list must go on! I think we even inspired an awesome hub and was mentioned. Hey hey. It feels good not only to the receiver, but even better to the giver. Blessings and please by all means keep them coming!<gratitude>
Thank you all for your inspiration. I will be sharing a hub of my choosing from each of your pages & share with my pupils. I will be sure to send your comments as well. God Bless.
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places."
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