Few people change the world by creating a ripple effect in their years on this planet. However, in the 90 years of her life, Louise Hay managed to not only build a business empire from only one thought, a radical new idea that we can overcome any adversity via our thinking, but also created a self-help industry beyond measure. This was “new age” at the time yet she lived it. As a woman who was sexually abused as a five-year-old and then abused for years by a step father and then later a pregnant teenager who gave her baby up for adoption, she was horribly tested. When she learned how to alter her thoughts, even overcoming cervical cancer, she realized that she could help countless others. Let’s salute Ms. Hay by integrating her way of life into our own.
Here are 7 of her most famous affirmations and/or beliefs, challenge yourself to read one a day and live that one. Every week start over and begin with the first one again. Note that you can add more to this list as she has hundreds.
Belina N. Fruitman, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Additions Counselor lll, owner of A Woman’s Way to Recovery in Denver, former Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.