Read the set of related affirmations below aloud. It’s important to your conscious and subconscious mind to hear the affirmations said in your own voice. Choose one or two of the affirmations from the set to start working with. You only need one or two affirmations, used consistently, to make a substantial change in your life.

Choose one affirmation that feels easy to you and choose another that generates resistance or disbelief. The idea is to practice extending your current self-imposed limits and encourage growth.

Say your chosen affirmation loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and take notice of how you feel as you begin and as you continue your practice. Repeat your chosen affirmation multiple times a day for at least 30 days and reinforce your affirmation by writing it in your journal.

You can change your life by beginning an affirmation practice – using one or two favorite affirmations over the course of 30 to 60 days can permanently change your mindset and your life.

Affirmations to Empower You to Forgive

I forgive the people who know no better and do not take these things personally.

It is not my responsibility when others do not act with integrity.

I forgive the people who have wronged me and embrace a life of love, joy, and peace.

Each encounter I experience is a learning opportunity, I choose to see the big picture.

Compassion, patience, detachment, and understanding are my natural state.

No one is perfect, including me, and that is okay.

I extend compassion to those acting with integrity.

Though my heart is hurt, and my feelings wounded I will continue to love.

I forgive those who have wronged me, and I release the resentment I have stored. I am at peace.

When I forgive, I heal.

I know that people hurt people due to their own pain and fear.

I cannot change others; I can only change my heart.

I am overflowing with unconditional love, and I can choose it at every opportunity.

I will see this life through the lens of loving eyes.

I am grateful that I can choose forgiveness.

I choose to be free of hatred, sadness, anger, and hurt.

There is no purpose to holding onto my anger, it does not serve me.

My happiness and peace of mind are more important than a grudge.

The only one hurt by my anger is me. Letting go serves me.

The best way to bring joy into my life is to let go and move on.

About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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