Damn It! Just Be You

choiceI was out taking a walk with my dog on this beautiful summer afternoon. The Sun was busy being the Sun. Grasshoppers were busy being grasshoppers. I didn’t see one tree trying to be grass or altering itself to fit in with the other trees. I didn’t see one flower faking a smile.

Yet, we humans, sophisticated as we are, struggle with just being ourselves. We’re often trying to what be everyone else wants us to be, trying not to be what everyone else wants us to be, or trying to be someone else.

We can learn from flowers, grasshoppers, trees. Be who you are, damn it! Now, some will say I don’t like who I am or you won’t like who I really am. I can assure you, you weren’t born deficient and you weren’t born with a big ‘tude. You learned those things and they are just other masks you’ve learned to wear to protect yourself or hide from the magnificent being of light you came to the planet to be!

So, enough with the masks. Enough with the fakery. Enough with the pretense that you’re someone else. Being you is quite enough!

Ray

 

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

Remember the Miracle That Is You

ray_meditating_rock_kauai_2013_5There is a natural human tendency to confuse our own frame of mind with the state of the world. When the stress and chaos of our daily lives closes in, we can easily slip into a sense of powerlessness and limitedness.

The world can appear dark and daunting. I was in that place just yesterday and a good friend “called me back to my true self” as Thich Nhat Hanh would say.

The miracles are all around us. Astonishingly enough, when we train ourselves to see the miracles manifest in the world we are forced to confront our personal miracle.

Have you ever considered that at this very moment there are people in outer space? There are people exploring the depths of the ocean. There 100,000 Americans in the air on airplanes right now. There are people climbing mountains, people praying, people weeping, people raising their voices in joyful song.

Somewhere in the world the sun is rising. Somewhere else it is setting. There are ants rebuilding their hills after a rainstorm and a mother leopard hunting prey to feed her hungry cubs. A rushing stream is eroding the soil along its bank while the air slowly claims the stream by evaporation. A baby monkey clings to her new mother while a 70 year-old elephant lies down and closes his eyes for last time; leaving this form he knows so well.

It is a big, amazing world. It is far larger and more wondrous than our limited perspective is capable of recognizing sometimes. When we become mired in our limitedness we forget that every single thing in existence – including us – is a miracle. Each came into being against overwhelming odds.

Further, not a single thing exists that is separate from us. The sun and the stream, the leopard and her prey, birth, living, dying – they are all a part of our common experience.

When we see ourselves in the context of the broader miracle…as an integral part of it….we become stronger and less vulnerable to the whims of our momentary frame of mind. The bottom line, my friend, is that you and I are miracles. We better learn to deal with it.

Follow your bliss! Experience your bliss! Become your bliss!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams.

He is the author of the Anunnaki Awakening series (2015). Book 1 – Revelation – is now available in paperback and on Kindle. This trilogy takes Ancient Aliens out of the past and into the present. An interstellar, interdimensional journey ensues with humanity’s future hanging in the balance.

Mind, Body, Spirit – Beautiful

Today’s Thought:

“It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find your bliss. Follow your bliss. Become your bliss!

Ray

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28 Self-Esteem and Self-Image Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.”
~ Dennis Waitley

Few things about us are more closely linked to our thinking than our self-image. Someone’s belief about who he or she is can make the anorexic feel fat, the average athlete a star, and the beautiful girl see herself as an ugly duckling. When it comes to this topic thinking, not reality, rules.

The famous scientist Dr. Maxwell Maltz, the creator of Psycho-Cybernetics stated it plainly, “The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.”

Today I am featuring affirmations focused on giving your self-esteem, self-image, and body image a boost. These affirmations are written for people at various stages of self-acceptance. Not all of them will apply to you. Pick the ones that resonate with you.

  1. I am an immaculate being of light; perfect in form and function.
  2. When I look into the mirror I see my perfections not my imperfections!
  3. My beauty flows from inside to out. As I recognize my inner beauty, my outer beauty blossoms.
  4. I am making peace with my body. I accept its flaws, celebrate its beauty, and work to improve what I want to change.
  5. Those who told me I was unworthy were wrong. I AM worthy!
  6. I am a being of immense power and majesty.
  7. Today I see myself through a luminous prism of love and understanding.
  8. As I feel more attractive, I AM more attractive. Today I am very attractive!
  9. The more I love and appreciate myself, the more beautiful I become.
  10. I work hard to keep my body in shape and I know (men/women) find me attractive.
  11. The world be damned! I love every last pound, every last blemish, every last wrinkle. I love all of me!
  12. Happiness is an attitude NOT a number on a scale. Today I am happy with who I am.
  13. Being who I am is a blessing and a rush. There’s no one else I’d rather be!
  14. I accept myself exactly as I am. I am at absolute peace with myself.
  15. To see the beauty I want to see in the world, I must first see it in me. Today I see it clearly!
  16. Today I release my judgments about my body and love it exactly as it is!
  17. I am beautiful in mind. I am beautiful in body. I am beautiful in spirit.
  18. Today I make peace with my body and learn to be at home in it!
  19. I unconditionally love and respect myself in every way.
  20. I am the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am glad to be who I am!
  21. Today I make a bold statement. The world deserves the real me and today it gets me.
  22. I am a unique and worthy person. I require no more justification than that to be exactly who I am.
  23. I am a one-in-a-trillion miracle and amazing in every way!
  24. I love and accept my body just as it is!
  25. My completeness lives in the part of me that is beyond my form.
  26. I have a form, but I AM FAR MORE than my form!
  27. Today I shine with the full glory and brilliance of a summer Sun!
  28. What matters is who I AM not who I’ve been! Today I release everything I hold against myself!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

22 Self-Esteem Affirmations – The Affirmation Spot for Friday October 14, 2011

Today’s Thought:
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

~ Wayne Dyer

There is nothing more important than feeling good. Everything flows from that. In fact, it could be argued that it is the very foundation of happiness and success. Today I am sharing some of the self-esteem affirmations I’ve written for people over time.

  1. My beauty flows from inside to out. As I recognize my inner beauty, my outer beauty blossoms!
  2. I am a being of immense power and majesty!
  3. To see the beauty I want to see in the world, I must first see it in me. Today I see it clearly!
  4. Those-told me I was unworthy were wrong. I AM worthy. More sure of it today than ever before.
  5. I unconditionally love and respect myself in every way.
  6. I am the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am glad to be who I am!
  7. Today I make a bold statement. The world deserves the real me and today it gets me.
  8. Being who I am is a blessing and a rush. There’s no one else I’d rather be!
  9. I am a unique and worthy person. I require no more justification than that to be exactly who I am.
  10. I was taught to be less than. Today I claim my power!
  11. I am beautiful in mind. I am beautiful in body. I am beautiful in spirit.
  12. I refuse to settle for less than I deserve in my relationships. I deserve the best!
  13. The more I love and appreciate myself, the more beautiful I become.
  14. Being me is a sacred honor and today I treat it that way!
  15. Today I am freeing myself from the opinions of others and empowering me to me!
  16. Today I am just me; no masks and no excuses. Simply me!
  17. As sure as the river runs to the sea, I am becoming the ideal me!
  18. Awesome things happen for me when I keep my promises to myself and today I do!
  19. I may not be perfect, but I have ALWAYS been awesome!
  20. I was taught I can’t, but today I KNOW I CAN!
  21. Today and every day, I am a miracle in motion!
  22. I am bigger than any doubt, bolder than any fear, and stronger any obstacle!

Follow your bliss! Experience your bliss! Become your bliss!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams. He is author of the ebook The Power to Be You and the forthcoming The Power to Be You 2: 1001 Power Thoughts for Daily Life.

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THE Self-Empowerment Affirmation

woman_eyes_closed_looking_at_sunThis was my personal annual affirmation back in 2008. After sharing it with a few people back then, I was encouraged that it would benefit other people.

I came across it again last night and decided it was time to share it again. May it add positive energy to your day, your year, and your life!

THE Self-Empowerment Affirmation

“Who I am is not for sale at any price! I am brilliant and beautiful and a best friend to everyone who knows me. I am peaceful and happy and more successful than ever before. I am relaxed and confident and trading in my old fears on new hopes.” This is a wonderful time in your life; a time of breakthrough, options, and opportunities for new paths to follow. Be excited and ready for the challenges and the triumphs that lie ahead. “No, my self-worth, my happiness, my freedom, my unbounded optimism about what is ahead is not for sale at any price!”

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!
Is it fact or is it fiction? You decide!

21 Self-Esteem Affirmations – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday July 13, 2010

Few things in life are as important as feeling good about yourself. In fact, it could be argued that it is the very foundation of happiness and success. Today I am sharing some of the self-esteem affirmations I’ve written for people over time.

Have an awesome day and stay inspired!

Ray

  1. My beauty flows from inside to out. As I recognize my inner beauty, my outer beauty blossoms!
  2. I am a being of immense power and majesty!
  3. To see the beauty I want to see in the world, I must first see it in me. Today I see it clearly!
  4. Those-told me I was unworthy were wrong. I AM worthy. More sure of it today than ever before.
  5. I unconditionally love and respect myself in every way.
  6. I am the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am glad to be who I am!
  7. Today I make a bold statement. The world deserves the real me and today it gets me.
  8. Being who I am is a blessing and a rush. There’s no one else I’d rather be!
  9. I am a unique and worthy person. I require no more justification than that to be exactly who I am.
  10. I was taught to be less than. Today I claim my power!
  11. I am beautiful in mind. I am beautiful in body. I am beautiful in spirit.
  12. I refuse to settle for less than I deserve in my relationships. I deserve the best!
  13. The more I love and appreciate myself, the more beautiful I become.
  14. Being me is a sacred honor and today I treat it that way!
  15. Today I am freeing myself from the opinions of others and empowering me to me!
  16. Today I am just me; no masks and no excuses. Simply me!
  17. As sure as the river runs to the sea, I am becoming the ideal me!
  18. Awesome things happen for me when I keep my promises to myself and today I do!
  19. I may not be perfect, but I have ALWAYS been awesome!
  20. I was taught I can’t, but today I KNOW I CAN!
  21. Today and every day, I am a miracle in motion!