A woman named Peace Arnold shared an affirmation with me that I have grappled with for the past several years. The affirmation, from what I remember, was given to her by Leonard Orr. Leonard Orr is the founder of Rebirthing. The words are simple, profound and timely. They challenge the beliefs that are running the minds of many people today. A mind that is combative and mistrustful. These word defy the idea that the world is dangerous and we are all in jeopardy. It goes like this, I am quoting from memory:
The world is a safe and nurturing place, and I deserve to be treated that way.
I live in the United States. The United States is a country where more money is spent on the military than education and the arts. Many people that live here seem to believe that the world is not safe. Not safe to the point of it being apocalyptic, yet many continue to have children and want their children to have children.
As I said earlier, I grapple with the above affirmation. I decided to make a change in it that helps it work for me. I just changed the first word from The to My. Goes like this:
My world is a safe and nurturing place, and I deserve to be treated that way.
We see the world as we are, not as it is.
The healthier I am the more believable both these statements are to me.
Thank you for reading.