I am whatever I say I am. Those words are truth, when spoken to me by me, not counting the limitations I possess and facts based in reality. For example, I cannot say I will grow gills and breathe underwater like a fish. But there is truth with a capital T, if I say I am no good in math, I will surely be terrible in math. If I say I am a great friend, I will certainly be a great friend.
If I am whatever I say I am, then the trick is to direct one’s thoughts intentionally. We need to consider the thoughts we send to ourselves a thousand times a day. If we stay intentional, we can send messages that help us create a healthy life. Here are some messages to say to oneself for a healthy life:
I am the kind of person who watches what I eat and I live an active life style. I do not snack in the middle of the night. I’d rather snack on fruits and vegetables than chips and candy. I enjoy a variety of vegetables.
How about these messages for a healthy soul and good relationships:
I forgive easily. When someone has hurt me, I am able to let go of it. I learn from my mistakes and do better next time. I forgive myself lovingly.
These positive sayings are limitless:
I love learning and am open minded. I enjoy considering new evidence. I am able to change my belief system.
I need few possessions. I am happy with very little. I have what I need and more.
If we think in terms of scarcity, then all we see is what we think we lack. Even if we had 5 billion in money, it would not be enough. Better to enjoy what we have and say, ”How fortunate I am!”
Socially the messages we send to ourselves matter much. If we say, “I am shy, and have trouble making friends” then we will behave in ways that restrict our social interactions and we will have trouble making friends.
If we think this world is a dangerous place then we will be afraid of everyone and everything. We will fixate on things that will verify our beliefs. We will watch the news, listen to the radio and read the papers scanning for evidence that verifies our belief. We will be on the lookout for terrorists. We will wait for god to destroy the world, rather than us working to heal it. We will see demons at work everywhere. We will fear cancers, microwaves, plastics, and artificial sweeteners. We will fear our neighbors near and far.
If we say, “I am utterly alone,” we will be utterly alone. If we say, “no one cares for me,” we will look around and see evidence of it in our lives, no matter our circumstances.