Most of us go through some phases where depression, stress or pains arise and we forget how we are responsible for our state of mind. We can blame everything on the external level but it won’t really help. The truth is that we are responsible for our reaction toward the situations on the outside. We can blame our dad to make us so angry or our friends to make us sad but really no one is responsible for our emotions.
These affirmations will help us to remind ourselves of the truth.
I am Power. I am Energy. I am Source.
The same energy that flows through planets, stars and galaxies flows through my entire being. I am connected to everything and everything is connected to me.
I am essential to the Whole. I am the Whole. I harness the infinite power of the universe through every fiber of my being.
With each passing moment I become increasingly confident and resilient.
I am a dynamo of personal power.
Pain, Stress, Love, Self-confidence
I realize the truth that I can create anything I desire. I love my past manifestations and therefore love my present reality.
I choose to consciously create only love, abundance and happiness in my life.
I release my pain and worries and realize that these are simply illusions to the truth that I AM LOVE.
I surrender my attachments and fears to the universe. I am free. I am whole.
I accept all challenges and embrace all opportunities. I do not fear taking risks, life is just a game to be played. I trust the universe to align with my intentions. I jump at the
chance of new experiences.
I am fearless. Nothing can push me off my path of love, for that is the true reality.
I am relaxed to the eternal moment of now, where all miracles are born.
Everything I do is perfection.
Seven years ago, I went to British Columbia to travel and meet a friend during my summer break. It was during my studies in physiotherapy, so I was very attentive to the condition of people. I was analyzing the way people walked, the way they moved, as part of what I was learning. One afternoon, I was alone because my friend was working, so I went to a mountain bike competition. It was quite interesting to see how people were following their passion even though this sport is dangerous.
At the end of the competition, I was walking and looking around and saw a guy in a wheelchair trying to put his bike on his truck. Obviously, it was a bike with three wheels since he was paraplegic meaning that his legs were totally paralyzed, so no movement or sensations in them. I was shocked but also impressed to see how he was doing this dangerous sport in his condition. At that time, I offered my help to put his bike on his truck, and he agreed with a big smile.
I didn’t want to be rude, but had to ask him about his story. I was curious how it happened. He asked me what I was up to for the rest of the afternoon, and we decided to go for a swim in the lake. I was a bit concerned to see how he would manage because accessibility to the lake was difficult. Yet, I thought that if he could ride a bike downhill, he could do anything.
During the ride toward the lake, I asked him about the story of his life. He was so open about it that he made me feel really comfortable to ask questions. He started by saying that he was a very active boy and was thrilled by dangerous sports. However, at the age of 19, he broke his back and was paralyzed. He became so depressed because he had been so active and felt free in his body. After the accident, he felt stuck in his own body and started to become very sad and angry with life. He thought that life was unfair. Every aspect of his life became hell. He didn’t want to go out with his friends because he felt that he would restrict them from some activities. He was always mad at his family because he was expecting them to help more even though they were usually available for him. At one stage, he felt so depressed that he didn’t see the point in living any more.
That is when his therapist noticed he needed something different. He was already doing a lot of stretches and rehabilitation to relieve the pain in his legs from lack of mobility. The therapist was into yoga and spirituality, so she knew that if that boy would include meditation and practice gratefulness, he could return to a happy life with his new condition.
Since he was so depressed, he was ready to try anything to help his condition. He started to meditate every day and kept a journal where he would write what he was grateful for. Slowly but surely, he started to feel lucky to still be alive. If his spine had broken a little higher, he would have died. He started to thank his family for being there with him through this tough phase of his life. He was so happy realizing that he still had time to spend with his friends because he was now conscious of how fragile life is. He understood that our body is not eternal and we should be grateful to have it, no matter how the body is.
With this new state of mind, he started to have more energy and became curious about how he could try different things with his new condition. He decided to buy his first trike (bike with three wheels) where your arms do the work to ride. He became so good at it and everyone was so impressed with his determination that they became inspired to take charge of their life. They started to believe that no matter what happens we can choose to be happy.
“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy until you decide to be happy. Happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”