Synonyms: assertive, asseverative, assuring, aver, avouching, declarative, pronouncing, ratifying
I will act as if I make a difference.
— William James (1842-1910) American Psychologist and Philosopher
— Shakti Gawain (1948 – ) American Inspirational Author
— Leonard Orr (1938 – ) American Teacher
You can read your environment, it is giving you feedback. I used to think that Indians used to think <Oh, there goes a crow. That means something.> Now, I know, from my own experience, that when I’m thinking something, what I see – the crow – shows up to affirm my thought while I’m thinking about it.
— Jerry Downs (1949 – ) American Artist
• The key to affirmations is to let your higher self, your cosmic identity, do the talking. Transfer the seat of consciousness from the ego-self to your soul-self.
Applying the technique of autosuggestion to affirmations:
- Write each affirmation ten to twenty times.
- Work with one or more affirmation every day until they become part of your consciousness: at the start of the day, just before bed, whenever you feel the need.
- Record your affirmations on tape multiple times and play them back to yourself.
- Make a list of your most meaningful affirmations.
- Put specific names and situations into your affirmations.
- Make your affirmation personal and invent new ones.
- Say the affirmations in the first, second, and third persons.
— Adapted from The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder (1927 – )
Symbols: 1) the column; 2) yes [nodding the head up and down]