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Magic Words

What's an affirmation?

Basically, an affirmation is a sentence you say out loud to yourself frequently. The idea is that if you say something often enough, eventually, your brain accepts it as truth.  And since your reality is based on what you believe, if you can change your beliefs, you can change your life.

The problem

The problem is, you already have some pretty solidly ingrained beliefs. No matter how many times I say, outloud, “I look just like Cindy Crawford,” I know it’s not true. I can say it all day, and it’s not gonna be any more true. If I said it while strapped to a lie detector, it  would register as a lie. All my physiological responses would be lie responses, because I’m saying something I perceive to be untrue.