Do affirmations work?

You often hear it said by the non-believer that affirmations don’t work. When you understand what an affirmation really is and when you look back on your life, you can only agree with the notion that correct thinking and attitude do indeed make a difference.

Often it is thought affirmations are a conscious effort to plant in the subconscious mind as well as the universe a desire or thought about how we would like for our future to play out. While this may be true, there is much more to it than that.

Charting one’s life is more about a continuous thought process than spending fifteen minutes every morning in meditation. Saying affirmations is only part of the process, if we spend fifteen minutes every morning meditating and the rest of the day complaining or having negative thoughts then the time spent meditating is pretty much for naught. It’s like taking batting practice for the big game , but not believing you can get a hit. Your negative thoughts have just wiped out any chance of success all of your practice could have produced.

I view affirmations and thoughts as being prayers, we are continuously thinking every day, all day. Our thoughts and feelings are prayers or affirmations. The things we thing about is the fodder for fueling our future.When you look back , you have to realize that the way you thought and acted is what has determined where you are today .

Regardless of our beginnings, whether they be humble, or if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, your thoughts have determined where you are at this moment in time.

I know souls experience hardships in life that create environments that seriously hinder their advancement, socially and economically. However many people have over come extreme hardships while others who have had a so-called easier time of it accomplish very little. In itself that proves what a positive attitude and correct thinking can accomplish.

A morning affirmation, or time spent meditating sets the tone for the day, it can wipe out any negativity and create an environment where one is placed in the right frame of mind to continue thinking positive thoughts ,while developing a good attitude and leading one in the direction to make a positive change in his or her life.

It doesn’t matter what life gives you, you can turn it around. Words and thoughts have power, speak and think carefully and wisely , change your thinking and your life will turn around, maybe not overnight,but it will turn around.  Stay consistent and make a choice on a daily basis to think the thoughts that make you feel good, in time positive changes will be seen.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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