Aparigraha - Questions & Affirmations
On Monday I invited you to answer this question...
“What do I need to let go of so that I can make way for what I truly want?”
I’d love to know what that brought up for you over the last two days so make sure to let me know in the comments below. Today I want to look at some questions and Affirmations for a deeper inwards reflection:
Do my thoughts flow freely or do I hold onto them tightly?
Am I truly thankful for all that I have in this present moment?
Am I grateful for the lesson that each day and experience brings me or do I live in a constant cycle of victim hood, resentment and judgement of self and others?
Do I have an abundant mindset or a lack mindset?
What am I thankful for in my life?
What have I achieved in my entire life since the day I was born?
Affirmations and Mantras are not one and the same and have wildly different origins and applications. I read recently that an affirmation is motivational whereas a Mantra is sacred. Affirmations are rather specific to assist in over-coming negative thoughts, feelings or emotions. Mantras on the other hand, are deeply rooted in the Yogic Philosophy. They are words, sounds or invocations that are repeated or chanted during Meditation. Then we have intentions, which are different again. An intention is a commitment to inspired action, and this is best explained by Candice Nikeia on her IGTV, and is linked to in the show notes of this episode. What I am going to share with your today are affirmations that you can take forward with you into your day:
I am so thankful for all that I am and all that I have
I commit fully to my true Soul purpose and embrace the abundance that unfolds as I step into my light
Today I give thanks for ...
My life is so abundantly rich with the blessings of the Universe
I'm going to finish with a verse from my favourite poet, William Blake; that I feel exemplifies Aparigraha beautifully:
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise
~ William Blake
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