January 9th, 2012 10:25 EST
Why Practice Affirmations?
The affirmations process is no different than daily exercise. In short: this is what allows for us to be healthy and well. Research from both medical and psychological professionals reveals that activity on the part of the brain helps us to reduce stress, tension, anxiety, and we become better focused and remember things better. And this is just the beginning.
According to spiritual masters of the Far East also, there is a psycho-spiritual-physiological balance in our body that starts with verbal commands. According to the teachings of two late masters, Rajneesh (Osho) and Maharishi Yogi (TM master), verbal commands initiate the brain`s alpha and beta waves that then initiate positive change in our body and subsequent activities. So, we need to focus on the very first activity of all - the verbal command. And so this is where affirmations come in. We are turning the key to the engine of the mind, if you will, and this initiates all other things that happen for our benefit, both in thought and action.
I have written two books focusng on the Affirmations process: 101 Buddhist Affirmations and 365 Great Affirmations. Both are designed to help you begin the day or even latter part of the day with positive, compassionate, dynamic, and insightful affirmations that can slowly but surely transform your day for the better, no matter the odds you face or how hard your day was yesterday. Affirmations are now being used by famous mega-congregation speakers like Wayne Dyer and Joel Olsteem.
Last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Oprah interviewed Joel and asked him how he delivers his sermons. He basically said he keeps on using affirmations to move the 16,000 member audience along with his stories and messages. Why? It is because affirmations really do work and they can help to transform your life for the better. Slowly but surely, affirmations will take you out of the past and its issues and move you into the sublime sunlight of the present day. Affirmations will shed light on your path and motivate you where you need encouragement.
Have a great week ahead everyone!
Keith Johnson, M.S.E.
Senior Technical Writer & Motivational Author
"101 Buddhist Affirmations"
"365 Great Affirmations"