“One comes, finally, to believe whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement is true or false.”
– Napoleon Hill
Repetition of thought is essential for changing one’s life, and I choose to have life-affirming statements running through my monkey mind.
This includes how I speak to myself when I err. I learned years ago to speak kindly and gently with myself when I goofed something up. Instead of using a figurative baseball bat, I could use a wet noodle 😊
My self-talk includes ever so lovingly saying, “Honey, it’s okay…” It sure is a lot healthier speaking to myself that way than badgering myself with how badly I messed up and what a bad person I am. Besides, I cannot change the past. My thought, combined with energy, i.e., emotion, is very powerful and long-lasting. I choose the loving way.
I am vigilant about keeping my thoughts centered on positive truth statements. God is Good and only wants the very best for me; then why should I think anything less for myself? Peace, love, joy, optimum health, prosperity, love, and more, are mine; they are Life. I can’t be thinking negatively when Life is forward movement.
There are numerous New Thought spiritual teachers who’ve made uplifting, life-affirming statements, statements of truth. Here are a few to contemplate. Change your thoughts, change your life—we each get to choose what to fill our mind with, what kind of life to create and live.
“What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into your life.”
– Catherine Ponder
“Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn
“There is no evil. There is no absence of life, substance, or intelligence anywhere. Pain, sickness, poverty, old age, and death cannot master me for they are not real. There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world.”
– H. Emile Cady