I believe in the power of affirmations which come to life when I affirm them.
I have observed if I don't make up my own affirmations or choose ones that resonate with me, someone else is going to make them up or choose for me. I'm not talking about affirmations that people who care about you affirm on your behalf for your happiness and well being; I'm referring to affirmations that are constantly being spewed out by advertisers, politicians, journalists, religious leaders, writers, teachers, etc, which are about programming. If you are not alert you end up living out their affirmations for you.
So instead of having someone programme me with their affirmations, I choose to live by my own affirmations.
I am the Captain of my Ship.
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