Affirmation: The Cleansing Ability of Sadness

Sadness can be cleansing.

We do so much to avoid being sad.

Aside from the fact that it’s impossible to never experience sadness, we need to realize that it won’t kill us. Sadness is nature’s way of removing the pain from our soul. Only after letting it run its course, can we once again experience true joy.

Do not seek out reasons to be sad; but do not avoid it either.

I will feel sadness should it arise. I will let it wash over me.

I will continue with my pursuits – despite feeling sad.

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Affirmation: Avoiding Absolutes

Self-Acceptance Affirmation

There are no absolutes in life.

To enjoy life, we must understand the variations it brings us. There are no “blacks” nor “whites.” Everything lies somewhere in between

To expect something or someone to be perfect is to expect an absolution that does not happen in life. It is a waste of our time.

Life is messy; but I  enjoy it for what it is.

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Affirmation: Being Loved for Who You Are

Self-Acceptance Affirmation

People will still love you even if you mess up.

We are more critical of ourselves than almost anyone else. We can feel unloved for our errors and our shortcomings. We are also more forgiving of others when they make mistakes than we are of ourselves.

The people we love – and those who love us – know we are not perfect. Yet, they love us anyway, just as we do them.

We are entitled to love because we exist, not because we are infallible.

I am loved for who I am.

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Growing Stronger by Asking for Help

Self-Acceptance Affirmation:

Even powerful people have needs.

A “powerful” person is not an “invincible” person, nor is she powerful without the help of anyone else.

One can be powerful – and still need help from others. It does not diminish who you are to do that.

I am allowed to seek help from others.

I am strengthened by others’ support and knowledge.

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Affirmation: Changing My Mind

It is a sign of strength to change one’s mind – when done with conscious choice.

We make millions of decisions in our life. Some are long-term; others are less important.

Mistakenly, too often we think that simply because we made up our mind “a while ago,” we have to continue to hold the same opinion.  What we decided to do in the past was based on what we knew and wanted at the time. Times change. So can our decisions. It’s okay to change your mind.

I am in charge of my life.

I can change its direction when I choose to do so.

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