I was reading about Emile Coue (a french psychologist who practiced around the turn of the century) last week. He was originally a pharmacist and noticed that when he handed out medicine, and said positive things about the drug to the patient, that they would get better faster. He said things like, “Well, here’s something new from Paris that has just arrived. They say it’s powerful and I’m sure it will help you. Take it and it will do you good”, and people would come back healed. This was in the late 1800’s. He realized the immense power of the mind to heal and spent the rest of his life helping people by teaching them how to “change their minds.” What really caught my attention was the affirmation that he had people say to themselves every morning and every night:
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
Is it possible that something so simple and easy to do (and free ) can profoundly change our lives? Does it have to be complicated, expensive, time-consuming or difficult to be effective? Is it possible that we have all of the power that we need within our own “minds”? I have been saying this affirmation for the last week, especially at night, when I wake up. I sort of sing it to myself because it is also close to a line in one of my favorite songs by John Lennon, Beautiful Boy, (the line in the song goes; “…every day in every way it’s getting better and better….”).
So to all of you “beautiful boys and girls” reading this…here is the song (hoping it uploaded) …maybe give the affirmation a try and let me know how you are getting better and better I’ll keep you posted on me too!