It’s all about love, self-love, that is.
How much do you really love yourself?
I don’t mean engaging in self-care practices on a weekly basis. What I mean is being happy with yourself when you wake up in the morning.
Because if you’re not fully in love with yourself, you’ll never get fulfillment from anyone or anything you pursue. The void within is only meant for you to fill and replenish as needed, not for someone to take you on as a project.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single or have a significant other in your life because that doesn’t validate your lovable qualities or how worthy you are of love. Only you can prove your own worth.
While I certainly repeatedly say self-love is the only thing that can’t be willed into existence because it simply can’t based on the fact it needs to cultivated, you can use 108 self-love affirmations to aid you in the process.
This is going to be conducted differently. Because again, you can’t talk yourself into loving yourself. You need to build upon it.
How your subconscious mind can impact your self-love
What you can start by doing is reprogramming your subconscious mind into loving yourself.
The conscious mind is operating at 5% of the time whereas the subconscious mind is working overtime at 95% of the time.
The conscious mind, which is the creative mind can’t possibly succeed if the subconscious mind, which is the habit mind, is the dominant mind in your life.
That’s where changing the habits of your subconscious mind comes in through self-love affirmations. Now, I said this is different and here’s why:
You’re going to be saying these affirmations right before you go to bed at night. If the last thoughts of each evening are filled with love for yourself, the subconscious mind will start to repair itself, if you will, to more conducive thought patterns.
While the subconscious mind is always active, it’s fairly difficult to reprogram it during the day from all the external distractions.
So in saying the affirmations right before you go to bed, you’re giving your subconscious mind a chance to work its magic by bringing in more aligned ways of thinking. Essentially, bringing in more self-love.
This isn’t about instant gratification. You can’t do this one evening and expect to love yourself the very next morning.
Your subconscious mind is your habit mind so it won’t believe it overnight.
Habits take on average 21 days to develop. Which means this has to be conducted for at least 21 days before you notice the effects.
The significance of 108 self-love affirmations
You can say all 108 self-love affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind right before bed or you can choose one from the list and say it 108 times. Starting out, it would be easier to not have to count 108 affirmations, so I would stick with just reading through the list.
If you’re thinking that 108 self-love affirmations is such a random number, there’s symbolism behind it.
To get into 108 more in depth, I would need to write an entire post based on the significance of the number.
To simplify this,108 represents the whole of existence based on Eastern traditions.
Here’s just a few examples of what 108 represents:
- There are 108 energy centers within the human body.
- The distance between the earth and the sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun.
- The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth.
- The distance between the earth and the moon is 108 times the diameter of the moon.
- The holy writings of the Tibetans have 108 sacred texts.
- It is believed in Jain tradition there are 108 virtues.
- Tibetan Buddhism is said to have 108 sins.
- According to the Chinese healing and Ayurveda, there are 108 acupressure points in the body.
- A mala necklace consists of 108 mala beads.
- It’s been said that there are 108 types of meditation.
- It’s also been said there are 108 paths to God.
- The Stonehenge is 108 feet in diameter.
- Hindu deities have 108 names.
I think you get the point now and I’ve just only begun to scratch the surface area of the significance 108 plays in creation and existence. Now that you can see the vast symbolism behind 108- from texts and scriptures to math, I’m sure you can also understand why 108 is the gateway to a higher form of being. Which will ultimately increase the love you have for yourself when repeating the affirmations on a daily basis.
In bridging the gap between the spiritual symbolism of saying 108 affirmations and changing the structure of the subconscious mind, you’ll be well on your way to more self-love within a matter of weeks.
I know I covered quite a bit of material so I’m going to quickly wrap it up with a few key pointers before you get started.
Say the affirmations right before you go to bed.
- Repeat one affirmation 108 times or say all of the 108 self-love affirmations one time each.
- Do this for at least 21 consecutive days.
- That’s it. It’s so simple that you can’t not try it.
108 self-love affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind
I give myself the gift of total acceptance
I am worth loving
I have unconditional love for myself
It is safe for me to be me
I am worthy of loving myself
I am perfect exactly as I am
I am loved
I deeply and profoundly love myself
I am one with the very power that created me
I am love incarnated
I value myself
I lovingly accept myself
I deserve my love
I deserve my adoration
I gift myself the gift of love
My superpower is me loving myself
I believe in myself
I love all of who I am
I love and enjoy my own company
Loving myself is easy
I have complete unconditional love within me
I have a harmonious and loving relationship with myself
I have the comfort of my self-love
I am fulfilled with the love I have for myself
I love every part of what makes me what I am
I respect myself
I love myself
Every single part of me is lovable
I am lovable just the way I am
I praise myself because I love myself
I am proud of the love I have for myself
I love and appreciate my body
I love and appreciate my self expression
I love and appreciate myself
I love and appreciate my ability to let go
I love and appreciate my ability to heal
I love and appreciate my ability to create the life I deserve
I love and appreciate the beautiful person I am
I surround myself with love
I have loving thoughts towards myself
I validate myself on a daily basis
I am love
I take loving care of myself
I treat myself with love
I have unconditional love for myself
I forgive myself of all past mistakes
I love every facet of my existence
I am the power of love
I love every part of me
I allow myself to shine with love
I trust myself enough to love me
It is safe for me to love myself
I am filled with love for who I am
I radiate with love for myself
I love me just the way I am
I love me
I love myself passionately
The more I love myself, the more love I can give to others
I love who I am
I love every cell in my body
I support myself with self-love
I lovingly take care of myself
I am loved by myself
I am irrevocably in love with myself
I deserve my own love
I enrich myself with love
I celebrate myself with love
I value and honor the love I have for myself
I imprint every part of being with love
I have infinite love for myself
I am perfectly different
I am a gift of divine love
My love benefits the world
My energy is love
Loving myself is the greatest gift I can give to myself
Loving myself means I am secure with myself
Having love for myself is purposeful
Loving myself is the greatest form of expression to be released
I fill myself with love everyday
I am gentle with myself because I love myself
I have all the love for myself I could ever ask for
Every part of my being radiates with love
I am loving and respectful to myself
Love lives within me
I treat myself with love and kindness
I don’t have to be perfect to be lovable
I love myself to the moon and back
I am a sparkling lovable gem
The love I have for myself is priceless
The love I have for myself is a treasure to be cherished
The love I have for myself is magical
I am a beacon of love
I empower myself with love
I lovingly take myself out on dates
I have an enormous amount of gratitude for the love I have for myself
I love myself so much that I can give my love to others
The love I have for myself is my greatest strength
I speak with love to myself
I give myself loving attention
I openly receive my love
I am a loving Goddess
I follow my heart because it is filled with love
I have a loving relationship with myself
I love every delectable ounce of myself
The love I have for myself radiates to others
My religion is self-love
I am blessed with self-love
I have everything I desire because I love myself
I nurture myself with love everyday
I find fun ways to show myself love
I allow myself to luxuriate with love
There you have it. 108 self-love affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind. If you need a more in-depth approach to tackle a deeper level of love from within, check out the 11 steps to self-love.
Remember, to reap the rewards, you have to do this for at least 21 consecutive days. It gives your subconscious mind- the habit mind to reprogram itself with more loving thoughts.
Habits take on average 21 days to form so this isn’t a one time deal. Change takes time and effort. But, with simple actions such as this, your life gets less complicated.
Do you know anyone that can benefit from this? Be sure to share it with them.
Have you tried this yet and if so, has it been beneficial for you? Let me know in the comments below.
See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspired!
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