“Whenever Char and I get angry at each other, and start again with the first thing: Remembering why we love each other.” – affirmation.
“I steadily get more calm in my life.” – affirmation.
“Money is flowing to us from the Divine Source. Divine value is flowing from us to the world.” – affirmation
“I get more and more time and energy to realize the ideal life for me” – affirmation
People who don’t do affirmations about money either have enough money, or too little self-confidence to experiment with a world-view that might get them labelled as cranks.
Either way, who cares.
I’m just saying it works for me. Now. In this way.
And I am sharing it so it can work for others, if they want.
There may be a ‘Law of Attraction’, but certainly no Law of Forced Brainwashing to my Silly Worldviews!
Fear does not create what I want.
Regret does not create what I want.
Backtalk does not create what I want.
Endless self-analysis does not create what I want.
Anger does not create what I want.
Shame does not create what I want.
Only creating what I want creates what I want.
And thinking it.
And saying it.
But back to the other point: Do affirmations conflict with the ideal to stay mindful in the present, what I call to build “The Experience”?
It depends, I guess.
If you do affirmations formulated like the one above (“is xxx”) I don’t think so.
But the manner in which you do them is also important.
If you do them in the way you would use one of those de-stress balls you can squeeze, I don’t think they will hurt your experience of the present.
Depending on what the affirmations are about, they will more likely tend to keep out stressful thoughts about, say, money – which would otherwise conflict with your attempts to enjoy the present!
But of course if you use a different set of words, and if you struggle and strain while saying the affirmations … then all bets are off.