Making Blanket Statements
Every time you hear yourself making some blanket statement like, “I’m very insecure…I need a lot of attention and reassurance,” I’d suggest that you add these three words, “up until now.” Every time you do that, you’re making a break with the past. You’re giving yourself permission to change.
This is what ALWAYS happens. Do you find yourself saying this when something gets sidetracked in your life, when something doesn’t go the way you want it to? In some cases I do. I know! You’re thinking, but Chris you seem so enlightened, at least that’s the impression we have from your blog, right?
As with everyone, I still have challenges. In some cases, yes I have moved on. I have successfully changed my value system. I STILL have a few issues that crop up where I do use blanket statements, such as the one I started this entry with. I recognize it now though and knowing is half the battle. I understand that I’m giving my power to the universe when I use this, that I’m creating a self fulfilling prophecy. I struggle with this but I vow to put an end to making these blanket statements if only to break from the past. I’ve been able to make significant changes in my life since studying The Law of Attraction and becoming much more spiritual as a result.
This is one of the last holdovers from my previous experience; and I plan on eradicating these blanket statements from my vocabulary. If I want to improve my outlook on life this is the last thing I must do. I DO understand that by using blanket statements I AM creating my own worldview. What you think and what you speak make up your world. And I CERTAINLY don’t want my world to encompass the blanket statements I’m currently eradicating.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!