Self-Talk


I am.

As I struggled through my first lap Monday, I asked myself why. Surprisingly, I answered myself without hesitation. Because you said I am tired, I am out of breath, I am bored, so the body followed. After changing my conversation to positive I ams, I swam on, playing like an otter, then beaver, then the Phelps!

Whether from biblical accounts of God speaking to Moses, “I am that I am”, Unity’s 70’s movement, or Tom Shadyac’s documentary, I am is powerful. Use wisely and selectively.

“You are” is strong if internalized and translated to I am, so let’s be careful who we listen to and what we listen to.

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