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Uplifting Affirmations for Men

Sarah is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, & Kundalini yoga teacher. She is an artist who believes in the importance of living a creative life.

Watercolor and ink painting of a man by Sarah O’Brien.

Watercolor and ink painting of a man by Sarah O’Brien.

“The heart of man is very much like the sea; it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths, it has its pearls too.”

– Vincent Van Gogh, artist

Think a New Thought, Create a New Reality

Living in the world as a man today is no easy thing. Since childhood, our men our ingrained with beliefs such as emotions are weakness, real men don't cry, and phrases like, "just man up." Unfortunately, these can be very damaging, leaving our men out of touch with their feeling centers, and unwilling to explore their beautiful softer sides. However, all of this can be addressed with the power of the mind. Our thoughts are in our control. Think a new thought, and create a new reality for yourself. Go through the statements below, choosing a few that really strike something inside of you, or perhaps writing a few of your own. Recite and repeat them often, as repetition is an excellent way to re-program the subconscious mind. You are the change you have been looking for.

Artwork by Sarah O’Brien

Artwork by Sarah O’Brien

Create New Life-Affirming Thought Patterns

  • I am enough.
  • I honor and respect myself.
  • My vulnerability is attractive.
  • My emotions are a beautiful part of my humanity.
  • I forgive myself for any wrong-doings in the past, and peacefully detach from them.
  • I breath deeply at times when I feel awkward and alone.
  • I honor my deepest desires and dreams.
  • I speak openly and from the heart.
  • I respect my truth, and the truth of others.
  • I am whole and complete.
  • When others are near me, they feel inspired and uplifted by my very presence.
  • I am the love I have been looking for.
  • I am admired and loved.
  • My life is unique, and my story is valuable.
  • I openly share of my innermost thoughts and feelings, and in return others feel safe enough to open up in front of me.
  • I am embrace the gentleness and softness within me, as these qualities allow me to engage with the world more deeply and authentically.
  • I am authentic in all of my interactions.
  • I love who I am, right now.
  • I am deeply loved for who I am.
  • I show up as myself, and refuse to be anyone else.
  • I am guided by my own inner wisdom.
  • Strength and courage fills my entire being.
  • I am connected to the earth.
  • Emotions flow through me freely, and reveal to me deeper levels of human experience and being.
  • My life is a miracle, and I am always in awe at the profound beauty that reveals itself to me whenever I bring my attention to it.
  • I respect my masculine and feminine qualities.
  • I honor the creative impulses within my being.
  • I am a creative, multi-dimensional human being.
  • I am free to be myself at all times.
  • I listen deeply to others, and they listen deeply to me.
  • I smile at how amazing life is.
  • My life is beautiful.
  • New relationships, friendships, and connections are opening up to me now.
  • I feel heard and valued in my communications with others.
  • It takes courage to be myself.
  • I give myself permission to explore my feminine side, knowing that having both strong and feminine and masculine qualities is what makes me feel whole and complete.
  • I am brave at heart.
  • I have a beautiful mind.
  • I have a beautiful body.
  • I have a beautiful soul.
  • I follow my passions, no matter how unusual, and am admired for following my own personal path.
  • I am recognized and richly rewarded for my unique talents and abilities.
  • I allow myself to be vulnerable, and in doing so encourage others to do the same.
  • I am always supported in seen and unseen ways.
  • I am honored and respected for being myself.
  • I am grateful for this life.
  • I thrill and excite myself every time I choose actions that reflect who I truly am.
  • Every day I take time to nourish my innermost self.
  • My presence on the earth adds to the light of the world.
  • I am heart-centered.
  • Love always finds a way.
  • I am the change I have been looking for.
Photograph by Sarah O'Brien

Photograph by Sarah O'Brien

“Ultimate vulnerability. That’s manly.”

– Cameron Conaway, cage fighter

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.