“A Note on Positive Affirmations”
So many people complain, “But I did the affirmation. I can’t understand why the problem is still there!” If the affirmation is performed in a desultory manner, the effect will be quite short-lived—in fact, it may not even transpire. We must remember that it is not the repeating of the affirmation that is important, but rather the setting up of the appropriate attitude of mind and heart that it can initiate.
To say “I am happy” for the moment induces a modicum of happiness. But what really matters is the inner work that can now be carried out to enlarge this into a generalized and all-pervasive feeling. The affirmation itself is only a knock on the door.”
Extract from the book
Medicine and Beyond: The Diamond Reports, Vol. 1