The human brain is one of the most amazing creations ever. Affirmations are anything or everything that you repeatedly remind yourself. They can take you out of your darkest phase or they can push your brain into the most bizarre state ever. Depending on whether they are positive or negative.
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Today, I am talking about daily affirmation in connection with the human brain.
Ever heard this – “It is all in the mind.” Trust me it is.
It is not our experiences that make us. We are rather what we take from these experiences with us and move forward – good, or bad, tormenting, or pleasurable. It is all the game of our mind and what we accept for ourselves from these different situations.
Whatever and whoever we are today is the result of the affirmations that are taught to us ever since we exist. Our brain is conditioned to think and act in a certain way about a certain situation from our very childhood. For example, you might see a child disrespecting his elders because the first time he did it, he wasn’t stopped or corrected. And, now his subconscious mind and his brain have accepted that it is absolutely fine to do that.
We are not what we see or speak, we are what we think about them subconsciously.
The actions of an individual are under the control of our brain, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. And our brain controls our subconscious mind. It is the subconscious mind that creates our perception of life. We worry about something that hasn’t happened yet, it is the prejudice of our subconscious mind that is responsible for our negative thoughts. Similarly, the feeling of excitement before something has happened is the result of our subconscious mind too.
This week I had the opportunity to have access to Dr. Donna Volpitta’s course that talks about the health of the human brain, shared on her business website Pathways to Empower. And, I must say I discovered a lot of new things to add up to my knowledge and refresh my memory as well since I had medical subjects in my high school.
The human brain tends to develop certain patterns or pathways (which are called audiation) and relate the experiences of the past with that of the present. It relates the emotions of these past experiences with that of the present situations.
Repetition of a certain situation triggers the very emotion of the past. This is why even if the two circumstances might be completely different, our brain patterns and relates the past to the present. It frames a notion about it. It develops and concludes the thoughts of experiencing the same emotions and feelings that it might have experienced before.
Researchers and scientists share that humanity as a race has a concept, which all of us follow subconsciously. It is:
“We don’t celebrate our successes for a long period of time. But, we do mourn our failures for the longest we can.”
It says that the abundance showering of goodwill doesn’t allow us to be happy in long term. But, even the smallest problem gives us many reasons to be sad about it.
This is how our brain patterns (or pathways) work. They are in control of our subconscious mind such that the greatest achievement fails to satisfy us. Because we want more of it. We want to achieve the “next level” of the staircase. This is why even a little difficult situation in life causes huge chaos in our minds.
The world craves to find happiness because we have been told every now and that life is difficult. The “life isn’t easy” is wired in our brain like a default setting. This is the very reason why we struggle hard to find happiness. This is what we tend to affirm about life, always.
However, it is very much possible to change these brain patterns. But, obviously, it will take time. You cannot change it in a day or two.
Affirmations are sincerely backed by neural science. Though affirmations cannot substitute medical treatment, they are probably the best self-help way out there.
All the affirmations that we are giving to our brain are responsible for our perception and percipience. We are usually told about our incompetency, incapability, and a lot of other negative affirmations. And, to change this, we ought to replace these negative affirmations with positive ones.
Hence, here are 10 positive affirmations for you to say to yourself every day. Repeating these positive affirmations to yourself will push your subconscious mind to not only think positively but act positively too. They will help you to see the brighter side of life.
While you read these, read them aloud to yourself.
I AM A GOOD HUMAN BEING.
I WILL HELP SOMEBODY IF I CAN.
I AM CAPABLE OF TURING MY DREAMS INTO MY REALITY.
I WILL WORK HARD AND SMART TO ACHIEVE MY GOALS.
I AM AT MY HAPPIEST STATE IN LIFE RIGHT NOW.
I WILL MAKE MY PARENTS PROUD ONE DAY.
I AM THE DECISION MAKER OF MY LIFE.
I WILL NOT LET ANYTHING STOP ME FROM BECOMING A BETTER PERSON.
I AM ENOUGH.
I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF WITH ANYBODY.
These 10 positive affirmations can help you develop a positive attitude in life. They will help you to find and understand life the way it is – beautiful.
If practiced regularly and consistently, affirmation (whether positive or negative) can gradually impact the already constructed patterns in the human brain. They can change the way our subconscious mind forces us to think and act.
The negative voice inside us is our greatest enemy. To defeat and loosen its power over our minds, we ought to replace it with positivity around us.
When we speak and read aloud, our brain is forced to think in the same way. This is the very reason why we ask students to read aloud and learn for their exams so that the brain acts upon the individual’s voice.
Positive affirmations are the core to change the negative belief systems that exist inside us. They help us to reprogram the negative energy that we have been sending and receiving from the universe.
The change is not quick. It is steady and slow. But, by reading and writing these affirmations and repeating them to ourselves we can progress towards making us a better human being – one who is aware of his capabilities and the never-ending scope of improvement.
Daily affirmations help our being to align with our thoughts and contribute towards our physical, mental, and emotional wellness as a whole.
In my conversation with Dr. Donna Volpitta, she points out: “In addition to words, our brain needs action too. Healthy brain development is both a matter of brain and neurochemicals. We cannot get those neurochemicals without action – working through challenges and connecting with others. Self-esteem isn’t a gift we can give, it is a neurochemical response we rob people of when we don’t let them struggle.”
She quotes Viktor E. Frankl – “For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. ”
She mentions that while she loves affirmations, the action part is equally important.
The power and impact of daily affirmations are undeniable. However, the choice is ours to train our minds with positivity or to litter it with negativity. But, while we pay emphasis on daily affirmations, the importance of action cannot and should not be ignored.
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