Positive Affirmations and Mindfulness - I Matter, I Love, I Improve and I am Free.

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Peacefulness

After reading the excellent Hub of MarleneB about Positive Affirmations Stress Management, I suddenly realised where my life is heading and what I want to do with it. Crystal clear images of what I like and want for myself popped up in my head.

My road to balanced living started a while back but I can honestly say I have reached a certain peacefulness. The calmness I feel within when I hear my fingers tapping away on my laptop. No radio interfering, no television screaming in the background and no traffic noise or any sound, distracting me from my perfect state of mind.

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A Beautiful Relationship With Myself

For having evolved into a balanced person, even though I suffer the daily consequences of living with Bipolar Disorder, I feel confident and strong about any major setback. Life brings its challenges anyway and I've already proven I'm not an easy nut to crack. Heading to 42 I've set myself some goals to keep the good vibe going day by day.

I will travel as much as possible after working hard because I DESERVE TO FLY ANYWHERE.

I will invite my dearest friends for lunch at least once a week because I AM GRATEFUL FOR HAVING THEM IN MY LIFE.

I will go to gym and run at least three times a week because I need to TAKE CARE OF MYSELF TO FEEL GOOD.

I will go back to my Yoga classes and the practice of my daily meditation because I LOVE INNER PEACE INSIDE OF ME.

I Am Happy

By setting specific goals, I take control over my life again after having lived on automatic pilot, due to many broken hearts and a wounded soul.

Now days go by smoothly, I meet interesting new people and I constantly hear myself telling them, I am happy. I know deep down inside, I matter and I am grateful for knowing, I can love.

Life taught me to be patient while following my instinct, knowing I don't need to search for love for it's always there. It's in me and in all those people surrounding me with it in their own natural way.

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torrilynn 3 years ago

Hi Escobana,

thanks for this very insightfulhub

this really helped me to think and to bring

postivity back into my life.

thanks once again and voted up.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hello Escobana, Well, you sound great, positive, confident and that makes you a perfect example for the message you convey here. I feel the excitement you have for you future traveling. I admire the risk you have taken to get where you are now . . . . in a state of peaceful happiness! Good for you and thanks for helping me and others who will read this. I'm taking a huge step right now too that other's might scratch there heads about! Bless you, Kathi :O)


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

@ Torrilynn

I'm glad I made you think in bringing positvity back into your life. I really hope you'll find a great way to enrich your life...

Even if by starting to say...I matter, I love and I CAN improve:-)

Thanks for your votes!!!


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Huge steps hah Kathi?

Good for you! Huge steps can be scary at first...sometimes even scarrier for those around you. You just stay focused on your goal and you will succeed in whatever you're bound to do.

Thanks for making me feel, my Hub mattered....Bless you too and strive for your own happiness at first...the rest will follow:-)


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Moesky 3 years ago from Amsterdam

Isn't it just great when you know you are on the right track? When, even though it can feel scary and strange, you just know it's right for you and there's no going back. And then you witness the wonders of synchronicity that lay all the right opportunities in your lap.

You are in your "element", no doubt about that.

VaughanTown looks good too... I'm thinking of applying... or just turning up for free to share music and stories.


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Lipnancy 3 years ago from Hamburg, New York

My education is in Social Work, and one of the first things we learn is how to do positive affirmations with clients.


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

@ Moesky

The wonders of synchronicity are indeed amazing! Once you feel you're right on track it's not difficult to stay on it. You feel instantly if something is off. If somebody or some situation is trying to get you "of your track".

For having evolved into a balanced person over the last ten years, getting over my latest break-up, took me less time because I hadn't lost my internal powers. Other break-ups took me years of recovery, simply because I wasn't sure what track I was on, at the time.

Vaughan Town really is worth a try! I go as a volunteer. (That's what you mean by turning up for free I guess) First you apply and when you do, make sure you write a lot about who you are and what your input could be in the language-exchange. Be creative.

Out of all the towns they offer, Rascafria is definitely the best! Check out the link on their website about the 4 star hotel and monastery next to it.

The combination of a top class hotel in the middle of a serene and beautiful landscape, next to a monastery combines well with my way of mindfully enjoy new encounters in a peaceful setting.

Just for chatting with some Spaniards, who need to learn to conversate in English, you'll get 6 days and 5 nights for free! Food and drinks included! Volunteers come from all over the world!

If you have any questions about it feel free to ask and thanks for stopping by Moesky:-)


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

@ Lipnancy

Makes a lot of sense to start with positive affirmations. What I can remember of the ten years I've been in therapy (back in Holland) is that they also used positive affirmations.

However there is a difference in using them back then or repeating them now. Back then I didn't 'feel' what I said. I felt disconected from the words and therefor the positive affirmations had no effect on me.

I was severly depressed and felt nothing at all for years. Knowing what I've overcome to get 'here', the positive affirmations 'feel' all the more powerful now.


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cclitgirl 3 years ago from Western NC

I know I haven't commented on your hubs a whole ton, but I have to tell you that the moment I met you here on HP, I have had great respect to you. Your life's journey is an awesome one and unique. I applaud your decisions and I wish - at least a little bit - I could be in Europe where all the countries are relatively close to one another. Here in the States, it's a big deal to travel to another country, but it's something I have aims to do in the not-too-distant future. :)


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Hi cclitgirl,

I'm glad to see you read my Hubs even without commenting on them a whole lot. Commenting can very time consuming next to reading Hubs and writing your own stuff.

Travelling in the States must be interesting as well even though you go from one state to the other. It's the travelling to different parts of the world that can enhance your life a great deal.

The Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas or Florida...all different worlds and all worth visiting to explore. I was on all those places when my parents took me there when I was very young.

I don't remember anything of those trips so I have to go back and really experience these parts of the world more consciously. Hope you get to travel in the very near future. It's awesome!

Thanks for stopping by girl! Have a sunny day:-)


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I love that you are taking control of your life and you are exploring all possibilities all in the name of happiness and freedom. I would love to travel to Spain one day, I would love to go to South America. One day when my kids are much older, I will be doing that. So far we have traveled a lot of the United States and before I die, I will at least walk in each and every state!

Keep up with your positivity. You are motivational and inspirational!


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Hey Barbergirl:-)

So nice seeing you here! I'd love to travel to the United States and what an awesome goal, to want to have walked in each and every state.

I'm sure it's really different when you have children. My parents travelled with me all over the USA when we used to live in Curacao but I can't remember much of it.

But they taught me to follow my dreams and one of them was moving to a warmer climate like they did when they were young.

Thanks for the huge compliment at the end of your comment! Warm wishes from sunny Valencia!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Escobana, thanks for reading my hubs and for your valuable comments. How are you? Did your ex contact you again? From what I gather, you're single as a bird and loving it. That is awesome! you look great in the picture. I found this hub useful. Yes, you're right. the key to having a healthy relationship is loving yourself to the core. Positive affirmations work in your subconscious mind and once you practice saying them on a regular basis for at least three months, you will start seeing changes. Have a good one!


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Hey Lovedoctor!

I like the phrase....Loving yourself to the core. That really says it all and the positive affirmations work very well. I FEEL AWESOME!

I never thought I would climb out of that dark place so fast but I'm out and enjoying life for real again. Just when I didn't think in my ex as much as I used to do and stopped the urge of peeking in his Facebook....he wrote me a message.

Two weeks ago, saying he was sad, missing the good times with me. I was shocked and relieved all at once. One I didn't expect it anymore and two....he acknowledged my existence and that what we had was good in many ways.

My response to his message was simple....the long distance made our love impossible. I didn't mention his cold behavior at the end, the mistakes he made and the fact that I would never turn back to someone who hurt me so much.

There was no need to and I am back in my strenght again. I don't feel the need to contact him again as he helped me to close this book. Life goes on in a beautiful way and I'm doing my best to love myself to the core....

Warm wishes from Valencia, Spain!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Well , as a man , I can only ask . "do you have any idea at all about how a beautiful womans genuine smile affects the world around you ?"......You got it going on girl ! Thank you for sharing your beauty with us !......:-}


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Oh dear Ed,

My smile comes from within because I have so many things in life to be grateful for. It's an honor to keep sharing my happiness/beauty with all men that can truly appreciate this.

As a woman I can only say....You sure know how to pick your words Ed:-)


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Life is wonderful when soul searching shows the clear vista ahead and you know what you want and what you need to do. You sound like someone who has been on a journey and arrived at an important junction in your life.

When the volume and the din is turned down, and the calmness comes, that stillness answers us and reveals as much as we need to know about ourselves. What a lovely inspiring hub, full of positive energy and contentment. :)


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Escobana 3 years ago from Valencia Author

Astra Nomik,

Thank you so much for recognizing the important junction I arrived at after a long journey. It was a long one and a heavy one but it thought me all I needed to know in order to keep my head up high whenever life is hard on me again.

You write your comment as if you feel the same way about your life. Is that so? I hope you do feel that stillness because it so liberating.

Thank you so much for stopping by.....Love Escobana:-)


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Escobana - I meant to come by more often, so now I will meet that goal. Your hubs are so refreshing, as you always have a plan, which is led by your bravery. Your happiness always shows, and your hubs uplift me. Such wonderful goals for traveling for the past year and so many friends to see.. I know you are a caring person, and your friends benefit from your friendship. See you soon. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey


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Escobana 2 years ago from Valencia Author

Dear Audrey,

It's been so long since I checked my Hubpages profile. Somehow I lost inspiration for writing my Hubs but I know it's a phase...It will pass:)

Thank you for you kind and refreshing comment! It makes me want to write again even though it's been so long. Travelling last year was awesome and it was healing in a way too.

In a month I'll be travelling to The States and discover part of it on my own. Starting in LA and ending in Vegas while seeing some National Parks and connecting with nature. I'm looking forward to mindfully enjoy that trip!

Blessings to you too Audrey....


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carolinemd21 3 months ago from Close to Heaven

Really insightful. I used to go outside of myself to find love too. Then I realized it was all in me. Beautiful affirmations. :)

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