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Harnessing the Power of “I Am” Statements in Recovery

“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” -George Eliot

The founder of BRC, Mark Houston, believed that we do not live each day to discover what life holds—we create it.  “I Am” statements begin this creation process; it sets thought/word/deed into motion.  The statement, “I Am,” alone is powerful; it embodies a sense of self-determination and claims existence.

Every once in a while, I browse through the statements I wrote down as a resident:  I am changed.  I am a mother.  I am free from the bondage of self.  I am a great friend.  I am a strong, confident and independent woman.  I am in a place of neutrality.  Almost three years later, I clearly see the universe responding to each of these thoughts.

Because I have evidence of their effectiveness, I still employ “I Am” statements.  A few of my current statements include:  I am a homeowner.  I am the Director of an Adolescent Program.  I am running a half marathon in 2013—13 in 13.

I invite you to harness the power of the universe by writing your own “I Am’s” and sharing your experience with these statements.  Create the life you crave!

About the Author:

Vickie Bing is the Alumni Coordinator for Benchmark Recovery Center.  She received her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Vickie is a former high school teacher.  She is also an Air Force Veteran.  You can read other posts at