I've been asking myself negative questions all my life. "What am I doing wrong?" "Why do I mess everything up?" "What's wrong with me?" "Why is everything so hard?" and on and on... I never even really thought about it or what it might mean to me or to my life. Reading this book has totally turned my thinking around in this area!
I also absolutely identified with the problems of affirmations. I've used them off and on for a while, with mixed results. It's easy to say and BELIEVE that "I am a relaxed and competent driver", but it's impossible to believe that "I am slim and fit". Fact is, at this point in linear time, I am not slim, nor am I fit, and when I try to feed myself that line, some part of me answers back, "Yeah, right!" and rejects it entirely. It's almost like lying to yourself to "affirm" things that you know for sure are NOT true.
Afformations get around that very neatly, and I find it both fun and challenging to figure out ways to "ask" myself things. Now I regularly ask myself, "Why am I so happy?" and "Why does everything always just fall perfectly into place?" and you know what? I AM happy. And things do just fall perfectly into place.
Maybe it's only my personal outlook that has changed the way I perceive the world, and the world is just the same. But the world is as we experience it, so if I change my outlook and my experience, I change my world. Whatever it is, however it works, it's a cool piece of psychology and I'm really glad I bought this book.