Pros and Cons of Affirmations!
Pain and Pleasure
Affirmations aren’t talked about as much these days. Don’t you think affirmations are still a good idea! Instead of focusing on problems look towards the positive statement that can guide you towards a happier future. I am getting happier with every sentence I write. Okay that might be taking it a bit far. Honestly, we have to be careful with our reprogramming of our beliefs and emotions. In some ways we may feel more confident and have less psychological and emotional pain. Let’s remember though that pain and pleasure rely on eachother. I for one wouldn’t want to have less pleasure in my life so maybe I have to face a bit of pain and tough it out.
There is more to affirmations than meets the eye!
People have worked with affirmations and I haven’t come across many results of this kind of support. I think there needs to be more work done looking into the effects on our long term health when doing affirmations. Could it be that we develope a rebel part of ourselves if we push ourselves too hard with the positive? Maybe we expect too much at times or we get caught up in what others should be affirming. There is more to affirmations than meets the eye.
Medications are widely used. Some are toxic for our livers. This makes it important to come up with different ways of addressing wellness. I’m one that has had a hard time taking medications. I’ve taken herbal supplements, Bach Flower remedies, vitamins, homeopathic solutions and special teas. At times I have recieved the beneficial support of these more natural helpers. Just yesterday a worker suggested I take a tylenol for a headache. I still forget about the benefit of more usual medications at times. I took the pill and felt much better.
There are limits you know
I have, however, taken things pretty far with my alternative health care. I’ve had to learn, instead, to use a lot of firm limits with my natural helpers. Just one helpful health product – thank you! I’ve matured so that I just accept a bit of help at a time. I don’t have the money for six supplements, nor do I have the stomach to digest them. As I said just a little at a time helps. My body then doesn’t get as mixed up and I can feel the healing benefits.
Now where am I? Am I not talking about affirmations! Using the affirmations when I’m having trouble with happy thoughts might help. Affirmations might be like a bandaid to help the negativity which I feel at times disapate . But thoughts are more complex than just affirmations. We work through things we see and take part in. We process our own experience.
The joy of past experience
Also, growing up, I had many experiences with my family and teachers that I could learn from. Isn’t it important to appreciate the part of me that learned all of these things and not reprogram too often. I want to thank this person who I am that learned with every new grade completed to advance in her education and learnings. I don’t want to change who I am by reprogramming myself.
I think I’ll use balance with my affirmations and enjoy the good memories of learning new things through experience.