You are a powerhouse of potential. The great Michelangelo was once asked how he created great statues. Old and half blind, Michelangelo stood before a block of marble, scarred and muddy from the quarries of Carrara. He said quietly, ‘I have never created a statue. I just stand before a block of marble and study it with reverence. For I know that within every block of marble, there lies a statue, waiting to be liberated by the touch of the Master’s hand.’ Within each of us lies hidden a masterpiece waiting to be liberated by the magic touch of attention. Only you can do it.
Be your own ‘expert’. Do not build negative ideas about yourself through the comments of others. Your self-talk should be calm, happy and elevating. Choose to see and hear what is beautiful and encouraging. When you are wounded, learn to soothe yourself by using these affirmations.
(Sit with eyes closed and silently affirm)
By nature I am kind, gentle and loving.
Any mistake committed is unintentional and I forgive myself and others for it.
God’s grace has created a magic circle of love, a safe haven for me and my loved ones.
I am capable of achieving my goals with hard work and dedication.
I look around me for help and knowledge to reach my goals.
I seek companions who encourage and help me.