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Topic: Positive Affirmations

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  1. AGrace
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    12 September 2014

    Do you have some positive affirmations that have helped you get through difficult moments? If so, share them with us and to add to those listed below...

    I will end up doing more than I can imagine.

    Everything is as it should be in this moment.

    I am just the person I need to be.

    I love the ways in which I am like no one else.

    I may be 1 in 7 billion, but I am also 1 in 7 billion.

    I refuse to give up, because I haven't tried all the possible ways.

    AGrace

     

  2. white knight
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    12 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    I am not in this world to live up to others expectations

    A rainy day helps water the plants and fill rural water tanks

    Arm pits are great, you get a good grip lifting those that have fallen

    I sought help for my problems, pity those 5 fold that are in denial

    A pets love is so unconditional. I'll model my attitude on that.

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    13 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    dear Amber, this is a good post especially for those who are having trouble believing that there are good times ahead for them.

    Yes a pet's love is unconditional and always there for you.

    When you have overcome this feeling of despair and you look back at all those years that have just gone, whether it's 20 years or whatever that have just gone out your life, you now realise it's an enormous chunk that have just vanished, you now appreciate that you can get on with your life, but in a very different way.

    You know that being in denial has put you on such a large handicap, meaning that it has stopped you from feeling better much sooner.

    To be continued --------------L Geoff. x

  4. Sea-n-sky
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    13 September 2014 in reply to AGrace
    • I am, who I am.
    • Tomorrow is a lovely day
    • Always look on the bright side of life.
    • I can, I will, and I shall.

    Sea-n-sky

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  5. white knight
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    13 September 2014 in reply to Sea-n-sky

    I can I will I shall.

    Great one Sea-n-sky.  I love this thread. Word in this form or poetry really hit home for me.

    One line I wrote in my poem "society of sand" , the last line in fact is-

    "I rise up from the society of sand...to remain the man I am"  the poem was about society being quicksand.

    I reckon I've written 5,000 poems and 250 were kept, the others binned. My poems when finished must be right, must hit the mark and make home. Like these phrases- they often hit home and make sense of a jumbled world of emotions.

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  6. Sea-n-sky
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    13 September 2014 in reply to white knight

    WOW - White Knight.

    A poet indeed ?  - now that is a great talent to have.

    I wonder how much depression has influenced the really great poets of the past.

    Depression became  their friend and their inspiration, in the end.

    I suspect.

    Therefore one should never despair.

    Cheers,

    Sea-n -sky

  7. Jo3
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    13 September 2014 in reply to white knight

    This is a really good thread!!  I remember my first psych telling me 

           - You only have once chance in this life

           - Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined

           -  Today I am thankful

           -  Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect

     

    Jo

  8. AGrace
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    13 September 2014 in reply to Jo3

    Hi everyone, Thanks for your contributions so far. Lets keep them coming...

    No matter how full of junk my past is, my future is always spotless

    Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive experiences

    I may make mistakes sometimes but I choose to learn from them

    Only as high as I reach, can I grow. Only as far as I seek, can I go. Only as deep as I look, can I see. Only as much as I dream, can I be.

    My heart is wise, so I choose to follow my heart and not my head today.

    AGrace

  9. angelite
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    13 September 2014
    My life matters

    I am here now

    I have a right to my feelings

    I am good enough

    I am a worthwhile person

    I trust my intuitive feelings

    I accept anxiety will happen, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming and I can breathe and find inner balance

    I choose to forgive myself for the mistakes made and learn from each one

     

    Karen

     

  10. AGrace
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    14 September 2014 in reply to angelite

    Hi Karen,

    These are great. In fact the 2nd to last one is very much the ACT philosophy.

    I thought I'd add a few more, I hope you like them.

    I do enough, I have enough, I am enough.

    Obstacles can only make me stronger.

    The first step to making my dreams come true is to dream.

    Nothing is impossible, even the word itself says I'm possible.

    AGrace

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  11. white knight
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    14 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    If I cry tears and collect enough they will water a tree that will be home to animals then when harvested to make paper will one day wipe the tears that fell.

     

     

  12. JessF
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    15 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    I hope I'm quoting this one right:

    "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one."

  13. LoveSummer
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    16 September 2014

    Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. 

  14. AGrace
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    16 September 2014 in reply to LoveSummer

    I bought a little book of quotes yesterday, and although I don't like the title "shit happens, so get over it" it does have some very cute thoughts to remind ourselves of when we're going through obstacles...

    "Some days you're the bug, and some days you're the windscreen"

    "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour"

    "There has been much tragedy in my life, at least half of it actually happened"

    "Be comfortable being uncomfortable, it's a small price to pay for living the life you want"

    "The harder you fall, the higher you bounce"

    Some of them even made me have a little giggle. I now ask myself each morning "am I going to be the bug or the windscreen?"

    AGrace

     

  15. angelite
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    16 September 2014 in reply to AGrace
    It's time to let some things go and love life

     

    You can't stop trouble visiting, but there's no need to offer it a chair

    We all have ...  in our lives the trick is not to lie down in it

    Take yourself gently and forgive yourself often and always

    Living peacefully takes practice and sometimes we all slip up

    Be brave enough to live the life you really want to live

    Be grateful for your individuality

    Open your eyes and hearts to new ways

    Some people grin and bear it, other people smile and change it

    Take whatever path your heart tells you, not your head

    The crap that happens in life is only fertilizer for a better future

  16. AGrace
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    2 October 2014 in reply to angelite

    "For Everything I have lost, I have gained something else."

    "I am stronger than I realise, I just forget to believe it sometimes."

    "I regret nothing in my life. Even if my past was full of hurt, I still look back and smile, because it made me who I am today."

    "Don't give up what you want most for what you want now."

    "What others think of me is none of my business."

    "Smile, you don't own all the problems in all of the world."

  17. angelite
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    3 October 2014 in reply to AGrace
    Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

     

    You can only find out by trying.

    Obstacles are there to get around, climb over or scramble through.

    It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

    It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

    A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

    The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

     

    Karen

  18. AGrace
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    17 October 2014 in reply to angelite

    Don't ask someone to guide your footsteps until you are willing to move your feet.

    Be brave, take risks, nothing can substitute experience.

    What's meant to be will always find a way.

    Be yourself, life is to short to try being someone else.

  19. Shelley anne
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    29 December 2015 in reply to AGrace

    Thankyou to all the people who have written in this thread. I have just read a lot of it, and felt much encouraged.

    I can't really add anything to it at the moment, but I just want to copy some of these affirmations, so I am hoping that is OK??

    Shelley xx

  20. the_motorcycle_boy
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    6 January 2016 in reply to Shelley anne
    Here's one self-affirmation I've found to be very effective:

    "I love myself and accept myself just the way I am"

    When I am being self-critical I repeat it several times to myself and I find it helps.

    TMB
  21. Magzee
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    9 December 2018 in reply to Sea-n-sky

    I can, I will, I shall

    this may be what I’m looking for as an inscription for a gift. May I use it please or is it copy righted ?

    What a fabulous bit of mindfulness 💕

  22. Magzee
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    9 December 2018 in reply to AGrace

    I have a ring that is a silver twist. On the left side of the twist it says ‘nothing ‘ on the right ‘is impossible’ and I look at it often and it reminds me that this is so. You have just expanded that thought with ‘impossible’ meaning ‘I’m possible’ ! Wow! Thank you. Blessings ♥️

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