Hear that little voice? Is it saying… “I judge myself by my own standards of success. I wake up today with strength in my heart, and clarity in my mind”? Do you use positive cancer meditations? Can there be such a thing?
Can affirmations be used to train your mind to help your body heal and become healthy? There is a small but growing school of thought that believes that positive cancer affirmations lead you to think more positively and clearly. Repeating the same affirmations several times a day drives them into your soul. These affirmations can center or balance your mind, allowing you to focus on the good you want to see happen.
It may be hard to scientifically prove that cancer meditations can push the body to heal itself. However, the idea that these affirmations might make positive changes to your body’s ability to cope with stress, by increasing mood and outlook, is more of a reality.
Mood affects the hormones that play an important role in our mental and physical health. When you experience a lot of stress, then you release hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. It’s a pretty safe bet that these hormones will place a strain on the body’s immune system. It will leave you with a faster heartbeat and breathing rate which can impact circulation. This in turn increases the risk of heart disease and angina, wreaks havoc on high blood pressure, and could even bring on a stroke or heart attack. That can affect your recovery, negatively.
Focusing on positive emotions by using cancer meditations, for example, releases endorphins, which help relieve pain and induce feelings of pleasure or euphoria. If you’re feeling down, your bodily functions are going to be sluggish and suppressed, but if you’re feeling good or positive, your immune system will too. If you want to follow that logic to the end, then you could could come to believe that a patient might improve their ability to cope with the stresses of breast cancer, recovery, and reconstruction through positive affirmations.
Open your mind, and your heart, to these kind words and hopeful thoughts. May you heal well, and always be grateful for the days to come. Remember…
“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” – Nicholas Sparks
Repeat After Me…
Most of these affirmations come from FreeAffirmations.org. Find a few that are helpful to you and repeat them often.
I am a fighter
I am ready for surgery
I am confident in my surgeon
I am safe on the operating table
I know surgeons are skilled
I am in control of my thoughts
I am calm thinking about surgery
I am at peace with my surgery
I will sail through surgery
I will stay calm thinking about surgery
I am beginning to look forward to my surgery
I will be confident of my surgical results
I will feel safe in hospitals
I will be confident in my surgical team
I will be calm in the hospital
I will remain relaxed and at peace
I am getting ready for surgery
I will cure my fear of surgery
I just naturally find it easy to stay strong even during the hardest of times
I am slowly starting to think more positively
I am becoming more stronger by the day
Beating breast cancer has made me much stronger
Say It Again…
Here are some quotes that we think might be helpful to you.
“I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.” – Unknown
“Scars are tattoos with better stories.” – Anonymous
“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” – gotCancer.org
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Anonymous
“Breast cancer can change you, and that change can be beautiful.” – Jane Cook, Breast Cancer Survivor
“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler
“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.” – Gilda Radner
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon
“What does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer
“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” – Anonymous
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” – Bob Marley
“Sometimes you feel lucky because you’ve been given this chance to change your life.” – Christina Applegate
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeves
“Courage is being afraid, but going on anyhow.” – Dan Rather