Affirmations and Do They Work

Affirmations and Do They Work

Affirmations and Do They Work
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Affirmations and Do They Work

What is an affirmation? They are words or phrases that are said repeatedly to produce a positive effect on a person that is using these to rid negative thoughts or energy. They are holistic and some psychologist recommends people to use affirmations in projecting and feeling more positive. They have helped numerous individuals, though no real study has ever been concluded that they are a cure for the negative thoughts that some of us have. There is new age science that discusses the possibilities of practicing these affirmations as a whole group of people to induce a positive trance type situation. There is no found evidence that these are conclusive. So what is the deal with saying a certain word over and over to gain some type of freedom from ourselves?

There are people that say how you say an affirmation will yield your results. So is it in our way of speaking them? No one really knows. I use them and I call it faith words. To me affirmations are positive words that you may say to yourself to make you feel a certain way that is good and productive. You don’t have to buy a book or rent a movie about them. They are in our everyday lives. I believe if we open our minds and our hearts to affirmations that they will come true. I am a thorough believer in positive training of any kind. I have had such a negative up bringing that I look at all angles for help.

Affirmations are what you make of them. If you really want to change you can. If you get out of yourself and help someone else. You will change again. Why do I say this? I have read many books and they are positive driven books by Dale Carnegie and so many others, that the one constant is change. I mean that you change yourself, in that you start helping out others that may need your help. You might do something for someone that they do not ask and not for pay mind you. You do it because you want to help the person. This is kind will make you feel good about yourself. Doing a kind deed as mowing a yard for a next door neighbor that may not feel good, and expecting nothing in return. This will produce a feeling of good inside you. It’s a weird science that works. This is an affirmation of doing and not talking words or sentences. This involves physical labor.

Doctors all say that to keep healthy and happy we all need to help others that may not be as fortunate as us. If we help a friend in need, even if we don’t really want to. It is the best medicine around. I am very guilty of not doing what I say, yet I have been lately and my negative thought patterns have changed into confidence. I would much rather have the confidences I have now than any of the negative feelings I once use to carry with me. Negative feelings make others feel the same way. Two negatives do not equal a positive. It is so true in life and affirmations. These will work if you truly think they will. Our brains are hard wired into believing almost anything.

Affirmations are a form a brainwashing that we do to ourselves and have been done to us as a nation. If you don’t believe we have not been brainwashed, look at our world today. I will not go into specifics, yet do you find it unusual that we elected so many officials that are so unpopular to the entire country and they are still here? I am not saying anything more than that our own lives have changed and whether it is a form of brainwashing or cleansing. We don’t look around us and see what is really happening to our world, some would call it conspiracy theories. I call them realities. Keep up with your daily affirmations as we will all need to be more positive the way our society is going. It cannot get much worse than it is now.

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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

I was fortunate enough to take a Mind Power course which was run by author John Kehoe of 'Mind Power' fame. It was all about using affirmation techniques to Harness the Astounding Powers of Thought: This hub serves to remind me that I am not been practicing my affirmations as I should be! I have to say that these techniques definitely work if used correctly. Voted up and shared Tomy 101


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tomy101 3 years ago from Midland, Texas Author

Thank you, I am no professional in this subject, though have used them daily and they tend to help.


Kathleen Kerswig 3 years ago

I am a firm believer in affirmations. I tell people to use them because they work. I work in the substance dependency field and if I can get a patient to start using them, they usually experience more progress while they are in treatment. They don't expect the affirmations to work, so when they do, it is a beautiful surprise that helps them through the rest of their stay. Thank you for this reminder - I am happy, healthy, and whole. I am loved and I am loving. These are two of my favorites!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

It is amazing how saying affirmations such as these really do work. Believe it and it will see changes. I was amazed, suddenly it seemed that everything were possible at a very difficult time in my life.


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tomy101 3 years ago from Midland, Texas Author

Difficult times and even when times go good, these words that are positive help most anyone that is willing to try. Thank you for the comments.

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