Munira Premji


When I was a little girl, a tourist came to visit us in Moshi and was promptly invited by my father to our home.  I don’t remember much about him, but I do remember him telling my sister and I that we should repeat this statement to ourselves every day and that it would help us in our lives.  The statement was: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better, and stronger and stronger.”  And when I would go to Mombasa as a kid, my maternal grandfather would ask me to repeat, “My eyes are as powerful as binoculars.”  And I would say these words to make him happy, not quite understanding the significance.  I now appreciate that they were teaching us about affirmations. 

An affirmation is a positive statement that is personal, short and specific and can help you get into the right frame of mind.  Over the years, I have  been exposed to affirmations in books and in my coaching.  Sometimes they have worked for me, other times not so much.

Since my cancer diagnoses, I have finally discovered the value of affirmations.  I will share some of my affirmations that help to centre and ground me.  I say these affirmations several times day and they have have become an important part of my healing:

“Every cell in my body sings with energy and vitality.”

“My body heals quickly and easily.”

“I accept and embrace my cancer.”

“I am whole.  I am complete.  I am Munira”

 Whatever are your circumstances, there is an affirmation that can support you.  It could be that you want to focus on your health, your happiness, your children, your spirituality.

Here are some thought-starters for you courtesy of Google:

“I love and accept myself unconditionally.”

“I can choose my response to any situation.”

“I consciously release the past and live only in the present.”

“I love my children unconditionally and accept them as they are.”

“I accept exercise and healthy eating as a way of life.”

“I am kind, I am loving, I am happy.”

“Each day is a new opportunity.”

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life.”

“I am a divine expression of a loving God.”

Take some time, and think about an affirmation that would work well for you today.  It might be just what you need to get your mind and spirit working with you.

– Munira


  • rashida , January 31, 2013

    thank u for sharing 🙂

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      and thank you for responding…..!

  • Anonymous , January 29, 2013

    Munira, you are such a positive person and a true inspiration to all. I have absolute faith that you will survive this. The mind body connection is a powerful thing and you are in tune with this.

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Working to get in tune with my mind and body. Thanks for your faith!

  • Anonymous , January 29, 2013

    Be kinder than is necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

    Hello There Nice Person
    Did Anyone Ever Tell You,
    Just How Special You Are The Light that You Emit
    Might even Light a Star

    Did Anyone Ever Tell You that
    Many Times When They were Sad
    Your E-mail made Them Smile a bit
    In Fact It made Them Glad


    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Good message salome!

  • zahra , January 29, 2013

    The mind is so powerful, that the UNIVERSE will deliver what you affirm and what your subconscious affirms. You are truly an inspiration to all! Love you

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Yes, the mind is so powerful. What you think is so often what you get…..I am learning that everyday!

  • Anonymous , January 29, 2013

    The mind is a powerful thing! You are truly an inspiration to all!

  • Anonymous , January 29, 2013

    Love the message and the gorgeous shot and smile.


    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Thanks Safiya! Coming from you, that’s a real compliment!

  • yasmin Jiwa , January 29, 2013

    Very nice. Affirmations make you a positive person.

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      I am finding that they are making a difference…

  • Anonymous , January 29, 2013

    Saira says (Smile) Munira, All I can say is that you are amazing!! you are so full of life and you teach others how to live! May Mowla always Bless you dear! you may not realize it but your blogs give other people encouragement and courage to move on!!

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Wow! The posts help me connect with wonderful people like you!

  • Carmela , January 29, 2013

    Another wonderful writing ……I must share. Your experience, your journey, your expressions of love flow when you write. You lift us up in your writings to a place of sheer joy.

    • Premji Family , January 31, 2013

      Thanks Carmela. I appreciate your feedback so much. It warms my heart!

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