Affirmations – write them, say them, share them!

AspirationI went away last weekend to spend time with some wonderful, like minded people and an amazing mentor of mine. We talked about (among many things) love and connection, how the world can be a better place, living an extraordinary life and affirmations. The introduction to affirmations was with a quote from Jacques-Yves Cousteau:

“When a man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself”.

This concept of sharing your extraordinary life really resonated with me. We were then asked to write down who we are in relation to a number of areas, starting with “I am” for each aspect. We were asked to write either how we really are, how we aspire to be, or a bit of both. I chose to do a bit of both…

Spiritual: I am energy and light. I am open, evolving and loving, and appreciate all spiritual beings and beliefs.

Mental: I am quick and clever and have incredible potential to learn and share infinite information with others.

Career: I am doing what I love, and loving what I do. I help others fulfil their dreams every day.

Financial: I am accepting the amazing abundance around me with gratitude and love, knowing it is infinite and provides endless opportunities to contribute.

Family: I am loving and acepting of my family, knowing everyone is different and on their own paths.

Social: I am passionate about connecting with others to share thoughts and support, contributing to a better world.

Vitality: I am energetic and passionate and love my life. Every day, I am excited to jump out of bed and do something amazing for others.

Time to Share

Then we were asked to pair up and share with someone and reflect on what came out easily and what was more challenging. You see, I’m all for writing things down¬†and even saying things out loud, but sharing with someone something that I have only really just given birth to in my mind was interesting. I found that some things rolled off my tongue really easily, and other things, well… didn’t.

Take your Affirmations to the Next Level

It was a fabulous exercise. It has taken me a week to “digest” and re-visit what I wrote down and shared with my partner. I am now committing to reading these statements out loud every day, relishing in the easy ones, taking more time and consideration over the more challenging ones. I think, over time, the ones that are more challenging will become easy and become more factual statements. And that’s a good thing!

What do you aspire to? Write it down, say it out loud, and share it with someone else. You just never know the impact it could have on you. And others!