Loving yourself means being kind to yourself, and this includes thinking kind thoughts. Louise Hay is famous for telling people to look in the mirror and say “I love you. I really love you.” She says this all the time, but that is because it is one of the most powerful tools she can give to the world. Self-love includes kindness, and everyone knows that words can do harm.
In our last post, we suggested that you may have beliefs that come from the outside and are really not part of who you are. If you have a belief that contains a negation, then reframe it in a positive way. What is the opposite of that negative thought? For example, you may think “I will never be able to afford the home I want.” Change the thought to: “I can afford the home of my dreams.” Such affirmations are effective in altering our views.
When you think more positive thoughts, it does not result in instant manifestations, but it will point you in the right direction. With the new thought, you may come up with a way to save for the home that you now believe will come into your experience. Similarly, when you think “I am ugly,” you set yourself up for negative experiences. You believe that other people will think your appearance is unsightly, and you act as if you are unworthy. However, think the opposite thought: “I am beautiful.” Your day will go a whole lot better.
We suggest you notice all the negative things that generally go through your mind and write its direct opposite. Begin to use these affirmations daily. These are actually good to use prior to meditation. Meditate after reading a list of these positive thoughts, ask the universe to make these a reality, and brilliance will flood into your experience.
What we tell ourselves is tied to what we believe, but we can change what we believe by what we tell ourselves.