Affirmations change old beliefs, like changing marbles in a bowl.
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Dan Hays explains affirmations:
Do you ever feel like you’re responding to life based on some old messages stuck in your head?
I was living that way, until I was introduced to affirmations. I Dan, choose to be a loving and worthwhile person. Sounds pretty hokey, but I have been stunned at how powerfully affirmations can work to change old messages when practiced on a regular basis.
As one of my mentors once said, if you have a bowl full of black marbles, and replace them one at a time with white marbles, eventually, you have a bowl full of white marbles. That’s how affirmations have changed my old beliefs. One marble at a time!
When I’m ready to say new affirmations, I know I’m ready to step out and change my behavior. It is a very freeing process.