THE TRANSFORMATION FROM OUR LIMITING BELIEFS
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Did you know that we can transform from our Limiting Beliefs?
Now we remember what limiting beliefs are. They are something you believe to be true that limits you in some way, maybe they are holding you back from making different choices in your life; keeping you from seeing the different opportunities presented to you each day; preventing you from seeing your gifts or accepting the gifts offered to you, or keeping you stuck focussing on the negative aspect of your circumstances.
So, what are some examples of limiting beliefs? They can be general or specific. Specific relating to specific areas of life, money, family, friends, work health, and fitness. General beliefs are more global and relate to many different areas.
For example, I am not worthy or I am not a worthwhile person; I am not (pretty, smart, fit, rich, tall) enough; I don’t deserve it or I deserve that to happen to me as I am not a nice person; I don’t have enough (time, support, experience, money, brains); there is not enough for everyone, so I will do the right thing and miss out; it’s not spiritual to have a lot of money; I don’t want people to think I am.....; I don’t trust myself; I can’t handle it; I am going to fail, so why bother trying.
So, we now know that we have these limiting beliefs; but did you know that we can transform these limiting beliefs with awareness. After all, they are not facts:
We used to believe that happiness comes from the outside (achieving lots, what I do, etc.); we have to earn the right to be worthy of love or connection; other people’s opinion of me is more important than my own opinion of myself; I will get hurt if I share my true self; there is something wrong with me and I need to be fixed.
Now, these are not true. But it takes time and practice to untangle these beliefs by remaining present with them, and this can be done through mindfulness and compassion.
Just remember, that which transforms your life is what you practice. And what you practice constitutes your personal laws of life – not what you merely believe in but what you practice.
It’s all well and good to read books, to attend seminars, lectures, and workshops, and to resonate with the information that you receive. You may take it up for a period and then let it go. But to change, it takes practice, practice, practice.
It’s like this with anything, to achieve anything in life it takes practice. Something, that as a child I remember being told to practice at the piano which I did not want to do. However, it was setting me up for other things. It’s the same with fitness, and to keep fit I need to continually practice. Also, another very important aspect of our lives.