Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 27: Certainty of purpose
I grew up in a home where it was ten-parts-shame to three-parts-love, which made a long hard climb of believing in myself. This morning while thumbing through a spiritual book, I came across an affirmation that captures (for me) what it takes to heal self-doubt. The affirmation goes: “All my doubts I lay aside, as I take my stand with certainty of purpose.” These words wowed me, and I carried them into the day to help with a problem that has troubled me lately, simply by detecting my worried thoughts, then sitting back and reciting this affirmation until I genuinely felt that certainty of purpose. It actually felt like standing up. When I returned to my problem I was like a mountain climber seeing the summit up ahead.