One thing I know for sure is that our "beliefs"—our habitual thought pattern—is the thing that runs our life. It determines our state of being and becomes the way in which we live our life—be it rewarding or disempowering. This, of course, reflects in the quality of everything we do in this world. It is with this understanding that I deliberately choose to have all that I do derive from a deeper, more divine place in heart and mind.
We will never get it perfect or have our journey be something finite that we’ve finally figured out or finished. It will be a continued journey of change, discovery and reward. And so as long as you're residing in this imperfectly perfect human body, why not find a way to live your best life?
Start by checking in with your "beliefs". Have they served you well? Or...have they caused you much pain and suffering over the years? If the latter is the case, perhaps it's time to adopt new beliefs.
Beliefs are simply patterns of thoughts. Most of what we operate on in our present-day life are the beliefs that were instilled in us from youth by parents or other authority figures. They can be as positive as “You can be and do anything as long as you believe” to something as negative as “You’re just not good enough” or “You don’t deserve to be loved.” These beliefs could have been instilled in you through words or perhaps through actions.
Of course, the negative installments are more of a concern. Your young mind so full of wonder and acceptance during those tender years only know to trust these so-called “negative truths”. L
Perhaps the authority's lack of knowledge on living a better life somehow got passed on to you and now you're living a life based on their "lacking beliefs” about you. You’ve become so identified with these imposing thoughts that you don’t even know you’re allowing them to stand in your way of who you are truly meant to be. You don't admire their life but you find yourself following their footsteps.
Perhaps it's time to break this pattern of living. Stop living with beliefs that derived from other people’s place of "lack". Instead, choose your own "abundant" thoughts. Focus on what makes you happy and don’t worry about what other people think. If you don’t stubbornly focus on your happiness first, you can’t share more joy with others.
So...how do you know what beliefs are running your life? Well, just look at what's going on in your life. Look for patterns, themes, listen to what you keep telling yourself. Be aware of your habitual thought patterns and see how they've been talking you in or out of things; and shine light on whether this "talking" has served you well or not.
I know I had to spend a huge chunk of my life unlearning what was instilled in my mind as a child; that I was stupid, ugly and didn't deserve to be loved. In order to heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, I had to break away from this belief. It was a long process only because since youth, I was told I was a “slow learner” and so somehow I subliminally aligned myself to being a slow learner.
But none of these installments about me were even true. They were simply coming from people who lacked joy and inspiration in their own lives. Until I broke that pattern of negative belief by acknowledging it and practicing everyday to learn new, more rewarding thoughts in place of it, only could I create a paradigm shift and be here to share this today.
You don't have to take as long as I did to unlearn what isn't working and adopt new ways. You don’t have to learn the hard way and endure so much pain and suffering as I did. You can break negative thought patterns right now!
Today, my beliefs are mine. I deliberately chose them myself because of everything I've learned along the way. I no longer allow others to impose their thoughts on me. I'm so grateful for my new beliefs because they help me serve you better. J
I continually choose to live in a state of higher conscious-awareness; to help humanity heal through non-judgmental compassion and benevolent acceptance; to conduct myself from a place of present-moment grace; and to serve as a conduit for profound peace.
Make your new year a great one! Break negative patterns, and rid of limiting beliefs. Do what you've been wanting to do for so long… whatever that is. Do it once and for all!
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