Month: November 2012

Why affirmations can mess you right up (and what to say to yourself instead.)

Why affirmations can mess you right up (and what to say to yourself instead.)

Contrived affirmations take you out of the present. Rather than facing what’s real, we try to plaster over the difficult truths with happy thoughts. This is false optimism and it’s damaging. It undermines our capacity to be with what is, and to access our real strength and spiritual maturity. Spiritual maturity includes the capacity to acknowledge our fears while maintaining our confidence and faith…