Readers of this blog will already know there exists a social networking site for almost every interest, activity, group or demographic. So why not one for positive affirmation users? "bmindful" is described as a positive affirmation community, and the site enables users to create a profile based around their own positive affirmations, either taken from other users' submissions or by creating their own. These can either be text-based or uploaded as an mp3.
... an affirmation is a form of autosuggestion in which a statement of a desirable intention or condition of the world or the mind is deliberately meditated on and/or repeated in order to implant it in the mind. Many believers recommend accompanying recitations with mental visualization of a desired outcome.
bmindful's own guidance on creating a positive affirmation states:
Building an affirmation can be a complex process, but if you follow these four simple rules you are well on your way to creating affirmations that work. The rules are:
An affirmation needs to be present tense
An affirmation needs to be positive
An affirmation needs to be personal
An affirmation needs to be specific
So, for example, instead of writing "I want to become an A-list blogger", I would write: I am an A-List blogger, which works just fine for me!
bmindful is a very simple site, that attempts to do a few things well, rather than adding too many features. It reminds me of the many sites that exist around creating lists or to-do items, but in this case they are "positive affirmations" -- with inspiration and support drawn from the site's community. Whether or not a site so simple, or one that can easily be copied (a Facebook app could work just as well), has much of a financial future, I'm not so sure. Although, as the site carries a "donate" button, that may not be their priority, which could be viewed as being positive in itself.