Practicing daily affirmations. Sometimes our mind repeats negative and compulsive thought patterns that do not help us with our spiritual work. They may say things like “you’re not good enough,” “no one likes you,” or just plain “you’re fat.” Since our subconscious mind is always listening, we will start to believe whatever we hear repeatedly. It’s necessary to say positive affirmations to cancel out and drown out those negative patterns to get us back on track to love, acceptance, and compassion.