I have often taught that freedom is so much more than having the finances to do what you want and the time to enjoy what the finances can provide. True freedom comes from when you can let go of judgment of others and yourself and still stand true to your beliefs and values without having to impose them on others to give yourself the validity of being right. Freedom at its purest form is acceptance. Acceptance of where you are, where you are going to be and that everyone has a right to be just where they are on their journey. Just because you may be further forward or on a different path, doesn’t mean you are here to fix others or steer them to a new path, unless they ask you. I hope you enjoy your affirmation for the week and use it to work towards true freedom.
I am proud of my spiritual, moral, and political beliefs. They help form an inner core that supports my unshakeable belief in myself. I am also aware that not everyone shares my views on these subjects, and that’s okay! I feel perfectly fine about their right to have a different opinion. I also value my right to have my opinion.
I refrain from passing judgment on others. Who am I to tell another person, “Your beliefs are wrong?” I respect the opinions of others as I expect mine to be honoured in the same manner.
I practice my faith in my beliefs, values and morals because it is my choice. If someone practices other beliefs or displays other values it is their prerogative to do so. Even if I disagree with their choices, I agree with the fact that they should have a choice. I banish any thoughts of badgering them about their choices, or lack thereof but I prioritise my need to surround myself with people who help enhance my choices in life. Some people who hold different beliefs can bring out the best in me and I embrace those people. The ones who don’t I walk away from with compassion and learn my lesson to grow from my observations during our encounters.
Freedom is my friend because it inevitably leads to acceptance. Even when I am very different from someone else, the freedom to be who we are truly has a harmonious effect.
Today, I accept others for who they are and look past the specifics of what they believe. I honour our freedom by seeking ways in which we are alike, instead of focusing on how we may be different.
- Do I look at the character of others or do I judge them because they have different beliefs to my own?
- How can I open my mind to accepting others with opposing beliefs?
- Have I ever pre-judged someone negatively and been proven to be wrong?
If you haven’t used affirmations before there is no right way or wrong way to get started. Whether you print them out and read when you like or record them into your phone and listen to them up to 3 times a day, so long as you connect with the affirmation then you are on your way to mastering it. You can also choose an inanimate object that symbolises the concept for you and carry it with you in the day, or add something meaningful to your vision board. You can use this affirmation as part of your meditation. Some people just like to use them as talking points with their friends or inspire them to make wallpapers to share on social media. Whatever feels right, is what was intended for you now you have found your affirmation, so have fun with it.