You can tell a lot about a person from being with them in just a short space of time. I am not talking about judgements I am talking about noticing cold hard facts. You can tell someone who attends a gym 3 hours a week over someone who has made other activities a priority. You can tell someone who is ruled by emotions in an unhelpful manner over someone who is enlightened and calm. The difference lies in one’s habits, but your habits lie in the philosophy you hold about life. Change your philosophy and you change your actions. Change your actions and you change your world. I hope you enjoy your affirmation for the week.
The way I act is a direct expression of my philosophy of life. I am true to my beliefs even in challenging situations. My conduct and speech bring honour to myself and my family because it reflects the values that are important.
Regardless of who is around me, I remain true to what I believe. I am strong enough to overcome the temptation of compromising my principles to gain popularity or the competitive advantage. Within me, I find the courage to stand up for what I believe, even if I am standing alone.
In the midst of challenges or at times when it would be easier to give in to a spontaneous outburst of emotion, I keep my cool. I wait until I am calm to respond so my responses are well thought out.
My actions match my beliefs because I devote time to daily self-reflection. Through self-reflection, I become aware of my habits.
Self-reflection allows me to identify areas where I have drifted away from my values. When I make a mistake, I simply re-evaluate and make adjustments wherever I can.
With love and self-acceptance, I forgive myself as I guide my actions back toward my principles. As a member of the human race, it is almost guaranteed that I will mess up, but my values are not about being perfect, they are about staying honest and true to my life’s purpose.
Today, I choose to take time to reflect on my behaviour. I identify my philosophy of life and evaluate my performance by comparing my actions to my personal values.
- What is my philosophy of life?
- Are my actions accurate expressions of those beliefs?
- How does self-reflection help me stay true to myself?
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.