Beliefs

 Beliefs are powerful and create a reality that we accept as true. They influence how we see ourselves, how we see others and how we see the world around us. Most of our beliefs originate from our formative years and what we were exposed to. For most, the least we can say is that the experience wasn't very flattering or empowering. Exploring emotions allows us to reconsider what we believe to be true by questioning the feeling around it. By exploring the feeling we gain insight into whether the belief is something that we still want to support. Be aware of the feeling that first comes up in situations that bother you. Is it something that you feel good about and does it express your own values? Does it serve to empower or disempower you and does it add to the foundation of how you see yourself in the future. If you believe what you were 'told' then you've made it true. If you challenge the belief and you still choose to believe it then at least you understand the reasons and it's a part of who you are. If you still doubt, challenge it until you feel comfortable with the belief.

You don't have to believe everything that people want you to believe. That's a choice that you've made and choices can be changed. It may be a slow process but that's part of understanding who you are. So whether you believe it or not the choice is yours. 

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Question of the month

Are you doing what you want?

My life is great!
25% (1 vote)
Life's good but...
50% (2 votes)
I need to make changes to get to where I want to be
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4