25 Forgiveness Affirmations

In my 30-year personal development journey, there have been no higher hurdles than those situations where I had to forgive and forget.

Our egos resist forgiveness and our popular culture mirrors that. The prevailing ideology is that you should get even or get people back.

Forgiveness is often seen as weak or enabling the bad actors. In those rare moment where forgiveness is allowed, we are counseled that we can cautiously forgive, but we must never forget.

Wow! Is there a more relevant example of our lizard brain reacting to the saber-tooth tiger in the weeds?

Forgiveness is not only hard. It’s also necessary if you are to release the burdens of your past and embrace your future. Ignore your ego and the conventional wisdom. Do the challenging work of forgiving others and especially yourself.

These affirmations, listened to regularly, will help infuse your mind with a mindset that not only accepts the power of forgiveness, but puts it into practice regularly.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you’re a one-in-a-trillion miracle.

Ray

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THE AFFIRMATIONS

  1. I forgive myself today. I forgive myself tomorrow. I forgive myself always.
  2. I have no stake in who was right or wrong. I forgive and I move on.
  3. I forgive myself.
  4. I forgive my family.
  5. I forgive my friends.
  6. I forgive my enemies.
  7. As I forgive others, I am forgiven.
  8. As forgiveness grows in my life, my anger melts away.
  9. I forgive and I am happy.
  10. I forgive and I am empowered.
  11. I forgive and I am transformed.
  12. The grudges I hold only hold me back.
  13. The forgiveness I give propels me forward.
  14. I am completely forgiven and forgiving in my life.
  15. I forgive first. I forgive last. I forgive always.
  16. Breathing in, I feel my anger. Breathing out I let it go. Whatever I release frees me.
  17. Today I choose forgiveness over anger.
  18. Today I choose forgiveness over hatred.
  19. Today I choose forgiveness over self-destruction.
  20. Today I forgive and forget.
  21. As I forgive, I release my happiness from the chains that have bound it.
  22. I forgive and I am cleansed. I forget and I am released.
  23. I forgive what I can. I forget what I must. I live a life that embraces happiness.
  24. My time is short. The universe is large. I refuse to waste my opportunity with anger and victimhood.
  25. I choose forgiveness. I experience forgiveness. I become forgiveness.

You Are Worthy!

We live in a world and with people who will knock us down.

They will tell you you’re not good enough; that you’re not worthy. It can beat you down, if you let it.

You must build an internal voice that tells you, know matter what the world says, you are amazing and worthy.

Stay on course today with these affirmations.

  • I am worthy.
  • Even when I don’t feel worthy, I am still worthy.
  • Even when others tell me I am not worthy, I am still worthy.
  • I am a miracle born for a unique purpose.
  • I believe in myself more today than ever.

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

Ray

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5 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself with Others

We know comparing ourselves to other people is generally not a positive experience. We often compare are ourselves to people who have what we want, look like we want to, or have another attribute that creates our longing to be them or be like them.

Comparison is the death of originality and a constant hit to your self-esteem. Your journey is about you. Their journey is about them. Always remember it.

Here are 5 quick tips for stopping the comparison and loving your Journey more than ever.

  1. Honor your journey – respect the integrity and the value of your journey. You must believe you are here for an important purpose to achieve amazing things.
  2. They have challenges too – what you see when your compare yourself to others is them at their best and you as a distant. You don’t see the hard work or hardship in their journey that got them where they are.
  3. They did it. You can too – they earned your envy and adoration by staying true their path. That is how you will achieve your full potential too.
  4. Let them inspire – comparison may be unhealthy, but inspiration is not. Let their story inspire you to be you not them.
  5. There is only ONE YOU – in all of time and space, there’s no other you. You’re one in a trillion! You’re your own light. You need not bask in someone else’s.

Oh, and by the way, just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

There Is Enough Affirmations

The world has taken a lot out of us in the past few weeks. It’s easy lose your mojo, get down, and start believing in all the negativity. It’s easy to start feeling like you lack the ability to face what’s next. You have the power to face whatever is next. You just need to remember you’re enough and there is enough of all the good things in life. These affirmations will remind you. When you believe it, you’ll see it.

The Affirmations:
1) There is enough.
2) There is always enough.
3) There is enough for me.
4) There is enough for everyone.
5) There is enough money to go around.
6) There is enough time to go around.
7) There is joy to go around.
8) There is enough love to go around.
9) There is enough health to go around.
10) There is enough kindness to go around.
11) There is enough peace to go around.
12) There is always enough freedom to go around.
13) I am always enough.

Ray

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Beyond the Fear of Failure – Day 293 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Thought

“The fear of failure is the shortest route to it.”
~ Ray Davis

Success writer John C. Maxwell, in his book Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success (Amazon Link), says the following.

“Failure is an inside job. So is success. If you want to achieve, you have to win the war in your thinking first. You can’t let the failure outside you get inside you.”

I was recently reading an article where they were comparing Japanese and American students’ approaches to learning. The writer pointed out that it is not uncommon to see a Japanese student fail numerous times on his or her way to learning something successfully. In Japan, there is no stigma to failing along the road to success. It is an expected and accepted part of the learning process.

In the United States, we attach a tremendous amount of stigma to failing. So much so that American students are generally not willing to go through the process of failing to learn. American students tend to focus their attention on subjects where they can be successful and shy away from subjects where failure might be involved.

So instead of going through the failure to learn process we often hear our children say things like, “I hate math.” They don’t really mean that they have something personal against math. What they are saying is, “I would have to fail too many times to get math and I’m not willing to do it.”

I’m not here to say that one nation’s approach to learning is superior. However, this fear of failing extends beyond school and impacts our adult life as well. Many people have big dreams or goals they would like to accomplish, but, again, they are still not willing feel the sting of failure to get there. Instead, they learn to play it safe just as their children do with the math.

That’s where my little aphorism at the top comes in. When fear failure so much that we are unwilling to try, unwilling to risk learning new things and failing a little; we cannot achieve our goals and dreams. All because of the stigma of failure.

Recondition yourself to overcome your fear of failure. In an outstanding article, Olimpio Zapanta offers five steps for overcoming the fear of failure.

  1. Divorce failure from your self-esteem.
  2. Failure is not all bad. It can be a great teacher.
  3. Failure and success are intimately linked – failure is often a prerequisite for success.
  4. Successful people fail constantly. That’s how they succeed.
  5. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect before you go for it.

With these five great steps and determination, don’t let the fear of failure sidetrack you from your destiny! Remember that “A Success” is what we call someone who had the courage to persist through failures.

Success and failure are not the result of circumstances. They are not the result of intelligence or luck. All of these things can contribute, but the overwhelming predictor of success is the refusal to give up. Your dreams await. They may be eleven steps away. Don’t called it a failure on step 9.

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

Ray

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