By Remez Sasson
When a person repeats an affirmation, with which he is not in agreement, there is often a greater or smaller subconscious resistance, which defeats the affirmation. In cases of low self-esteem, difficult situations, failure or depression, the person’s mind is focused on his current situation, and finds it difficult, or almost impossible to think of a different, positive situation.
In such cases, which are quite common, while repeating a positive affirmation, a person says the words, but his mind is focused on his current negative situation. Furthermore, repeating the affirmations makes him more aware of his problems and the distance between his life situation and the words of his affirmation. Since the mind is focused on the problem, and not on the positive affirmation, this aggravates the situation.
This does not mean that affirmations do not work; on the contrary, this shows that they do work. The person focuses the mind on the problem, not on the solution, and keeps thinking on the problem or negative situation, repeating it like an affirmation, and therefore attracting more problems and a negative state of mind.
For people who are in a deeply negative mental situation, affirmations might not be the right thing. They need first other means to help themselves, such as psychological help or a method that would divert their mind form negative thoughts. They also need to gain more self-esteem and to strengthen their desire to help themselves.
For people who are naturally more positive, or when using affirmations in regard to a goal one is positive about, affirmations would more easily work, and they will also strengthen the desire and motivation to succeed.
In order to use affirmations you must have no doubts about your ability to achieve what you are affirming. If it were possible to see what is going in the mind of people who do and achieve things, we would see that they consciously or unconsciously tell themselves they are going to succeed. They use positive affirmations, often without knowing anything about affirmations.
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