Life experiences create your inner psyche that the Ego enjoys feeding. This inner psyche is controlled by the Ego and often acts like a great bully. The Ego is good at putting you down better than anyone else, because it is an extension of your consciousness. Your Ego is brilliant at making you feel insecure, unworthy, unprepared or nervous and scared.
The life experiences that you live shape your thoughts about yourself and Ego helps to remind you of these thoughts that become inherent and personality molding. Your memories can easily conjure up an experience that made you feel less than or scared or ill prepared, etc. This image, thought, memory can replay over and over in your mind until it becomes a belief. The words that you keep repeating to yourself become beliefs after continuous repetition. Affirmations are a great way to uplift yourself and to retrain your brain.
Affirmations can allow you to retrain your brain with the positive equivalent of the negative thought or word. It takes daily practice, often times during the day, until your brain is rewired to think positive thoughts about yourself rather than negative. For many, it will be a life-long process, but not an impossibility. Let your thoughts grow flowers in your mind’s garden, not weeds. Amen.