By Angela Escobar
In a discussion forum I participated in this week, Dr. Arlette Poland made a suggestion to a peer that really spoke to me in a powerful way:
“Never give yourself an affirmation that is stated in the negative or in the future. Look for something that you can affirm right now and that is real, even in a small way.”
What can we affirm right now in this very moment for ourselves that is real, no matter how small it may be?
As you are sitting there reading this, take a few seconds–maybe a minute–to engage in mindful practice. Check your breathing, check your mind, scan your body, notice any tension harboring in your body and release it. Observe your life’s circumstances, whatever they may be, and give yourself an affirmation for the present moment that is positive–at the very least hopeful–and real, no matter how insignificant it may seem. Give this gift to yourself today, now.
“Free-fall”, retrieved from: artofliving.org