Many people find meditation fruitful and calming.
However, others may find it challenging to quiet their racing thoughts and be fully present in the moment.
That is where guided meditation affirmations come in.
This practice — also called affirmation meditation — uses a simple, positive phrase to help focus your attention and guide your meditation.
Let’s discuss how meditation affirmations work and why some people find them helpful for their daily meditation practice.
Can You Meditate with Affirmations?
Using positive affirmations for meditation is a popular way to meditate. It is a fairly simple concept — you choose a simple phrase to focus your attention. You can select an affirmation from someone else or craft one of your own.
These affirmations aim to guide your meditation in a specific direction.
Many positive affirmations focus on themes such as love, calm, respect, self-care, and self-love. There is no “right” way to use affirmations for meditation.
People may use positive affirmations for meditation by:
- Following a guided meditation recording
- Repeating the phrase aloud
- Contemplating the words of the phrase
- Writing down the affirmation and reading it during meditation
- Using tactile elements such as beads to repeat the affirmation
- Envisioning the message of the affirmation, such as peace, safety, or love
65 Affirmations For Meditation To Augment Your Practice
Many people find affirmations a great way to improve their daily meditation.
You can do these by speaking them aloud between breaths or focusing on the words in your mind for five to ten minutes (or longer if you prefer).
1. I find time for myself and what I need. I pay attention to my needs.
2. I am breathing in. I am breathing out. I inhale calm. I exhale worry.
4. Love is my guide through life. It shapes all my actions.
5. I am serene in this moment. I focus on what’s happening now.
6. My mind and body are strong. I use my strength for good things.
7. I am where I need to be. I don’t wish to be anywhere but here.
8. All is well, and all will be well. I do not worry about the future.
9. Today is a miracle and a new day. Every day is a new chance.
10. I am happy in this moment. I am content here and now.
11. My mind is calm. I feel serene in the present.
12. I am true to myself. I honor who I am and accept myself.
13. I am enough, and I am good. I deserve to be happy and loved.
14. I accept myself as I am, with all my imperfections.
15. I am calm and tranquil. I focus on being serene during chaotic moments.
16. I am grateful for my life. I am surrounded by love and happiness.
17. I live in love every day. I let it guide all my actions.
18. My heart is strong and loving. My compassion is my strength.
20. In this moment, I have everything I need. I am content.
21. I have time to do all I want to do. Life has much in store.
22. I honor my truth every day. I am my authentic self.
23. I love my imperfect self. I deserve love and self-respect as I am.
24. I breathe deeply and exhale stress. I breathe deeply and inhale calm.
25. I am safe in myself. I feel secure in my own skin.
26. I know I am strong. I can handle anything that comes my way.
27. I am fully present in this moment. I focus on what is before me.
28. I control my words and actions. No one else controls me.
29. I am thankful for tranquility. It exists even in stressful moments.
30. I am in control of myself. I decide my thoughts, words, and actions.
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31. I live in the present. I focus on what is before me.
32. Nothing can disturb my peace. I know that everything is well.
33. I focus on good things. I have hope and calm in my life.
34. I let go of fear and embrace love. I am who I’m meant to be.
35. I accept whatever life gives me. Nothing can disturb my mind, even in chaotic times.
36. I rejoice in who I am. I don’t want to be anybody but me.
37. Every day is a new beginning. I see this day as a chance to grow.
38. I am worthy of love. I deserve friendship, love, and respect from those around me.
39. I am doing my best. No one can ask for anything more.
40. I care for myself and my needs. I am worthy of self-care.
42. My mind is at ease.
43. I am safe and secure.
44. I release my thoughts without judgment.
45. I am calm and secure when life is chaotic.
46. I am at peace with myself.
47. Everything is possible in life.
48. I am open to new experiences.
49. I am one with everything and everyone.
50. I am worthy of good things.
51. I choose to be grateful for this moment.
52. I am happy to be alive. I am happy to be who I am.
53. The world is better with me in it.
54. My thoughts are like clouds as I watch them float by.
55. I am not alone in life. I am surrounded by people who care about me.
56. I am ready for the day. I know that anything can happen today.
57. I release my worries like a balloon floating into the sky.
58. Each moment is an opportunity. It is never too late to make a change.
59. I act with love in all things.
61. I am whole and worthy. I deserve to be loved, cherished, and respected.
62. Serenity is here and now. I rest in the calm of this moment.
63. I am growing every day. Each morning is a chance to improve myself.
64. My life has a purpose. I am where I am for a reason.
65. This moment is the only moment.
How to Use Positive Affirmations for Meditation
There is no “right way” to use positive affirmations during meditation. You may try any of these options to find the most productive for you.
Here are a few ways that people may use positive affirmations during meditation:
- Speak the affirmation aloud, saying the first part before your inhale and the second before your exhale. This helps you slow down and focus on the words.
- Contemplate the affirmation, repeating it in your mind as you meditate on the words.
- Listen to the affirmation on a recording or a guided meditation.
- Write down the words and read them during your meditation.
- Repeat it quietly to yourself whenever the moment moves you.
- Use sensory elements such as beads, repeating the affirmation as they touch each bead.
- Envision images or concepts expressed in the affirmations, such as safety, love, companionship, strength, or humility.
- Combine any elements of these methods, such as speaking, breathing, reading, or listening to a recording.
These aren’t the only affirmations you can use during meditation; many people enjoy creating their own.
There is a lot of freedom in choosing the words to use and how to use them. The goal is to help focus your mind during your daily meditation practice.