Accessing Positive Emotions
The Law of Affirmation
"There is a great law called 'the law of affirmation': if you can affirm something deeply, totally, absolutely, it starts becoming real. That's why people are in misery, because of that law: they affirm misery. That's why people are happy, but only a few people, because only a few people are aware of what they are doing to their lives. Once they affirm joy they become joyous.
"Make it a point: stop affirming negativities and start affirming positivities.
"Within a few weeks you will be surprised that you have a magical key in your hands."
If you get sad easily, then every night before you go to sleep affirm 20 times silently, deeply, to yourself but loud enough so that you can hear it, that you are going to be joyous, that this is going to happen, this is already on the way. You have lived your last sadness. good-bye! Repeat it 20 times and then fall asleep.
In the morning when you first become aware that your sleep is gone, don't open your eyes, repeat it again 20 times. And see the change in the day. You will be surprised - a different quality surrounds you.
"Within seven days time you will have affirmed something and know the result of it. Then slowly, slowly, drop all negativities. Choose one negativity for one week then droop it. Choose one positivity and imbibe it.
"It is all a question of our choice. Hell is created by your thoughts, so is heaven. A man is as he thinketh. And when you have seen this - that thought can create hell and heaven - then the ultimate jump can be taken into no-thought. One can transcend hell and heaven both. And remember: it is easier to transcend heaven than to transcend hell. So first move from the negative to the positive. It looks paradoxical but it is easier to leave something that is beautiful than that which is ugly; the ugly clings.
"It is easier to leave richness than to leave poverty. It is easier to leave a friend than to leave an enemy. It is easier to forget a friend than to forget a foe. Change hell into heaven.
"Start affirming no-thought, thoughtlessness, and then the ultimate happens."