In his cool book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker makes an interesting distinction between an affirmation and a declaration. An affirmation, he points out, states that a goal we wish to achieve is already happening – a notion that our mind may resist. “This is BS,” a voice in our head may mutter.
A declaration, however, is not saying something is true. It is simply saying that we intend to do something or be something, Eker points out. “This is a position the little voice in our head can buy,” he says, “because we’re not stating it’s true right now, but again, it’s an intention for us in the future.”
JoAnn and I have each had a heavy cold the past two weeks. She succumbed first, and I succumbed a bit later. Perhaps it was some kind of flu, who knows. In any case, it’s been a bit like wading through a field of molasses.
From time to time, during this process, I found myself saying to myself – “Everything is going to be all right.”
I noticed that every time I made this declaration, I would feel just a little bit better. It was as if my body heard my words and was encouraged by them. I didn’t feel well all of a sudden, but I did feel comforted and strengthened.
Here’s another declaration that I’ve enjoyed making once in a while during the past week or two. “Something wonderful is coming.”
I haven’t tried too hard to put a form on these words, although I could if I wanted to. I just enjoy the feeling that the words evoke in me, a feeling of upliftment and blessing, a feeling of expectation.
I like this declaration because I think the words are true. The ancient promise, “As you sow, so shall you reap,” is true. We are children of a loving God, and as we keep expressing the love that is in us, and giving the gift we came to give, then no matter what circumstances arise we find increased fulfillment and joy in each moment.
We find that our experience of ourselves changes and grows. We become more whole. We realize that we already have meaning and worth. Something wonderful is coming all right – an ever deepening experience of the freedom and joy of our true nature.
Thank you for reading. I send you blessings and love, and I want you to know that I’m with you as you face the triumphs and adversities of your own life. I’d love to hear from you if you have any thoughts about this article. Bye for now.
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