Many of our symptoms and conditions arise from limiting self beliefs and unhelpful thinking styles. This is not necessarily our fault as no one has probably ever taught us to take control over out beliefs, thinking, feelings and imagination. In fact no one has probably ever told us that we are capable of it.
Our past life experiences and issues we may have faced will have created a set of personal beliefs, a set of rules that we unconsciously live by and base everything we experience around. We see the world in a certain way according to those beliefs and anticipate our life by them, confirming and not challenging them to be true. Our beliefs fight hard to keep a hold of us and are frequently a brick wall to us, an impenetrable defence mechanism protecting us from influences that challenge our beliefs. Every bit of this is constructed by a significant experience which forms our beliefs. Whilst some may be helpful to us, others are limiting and rigid.
A belief is nothing more that a thought that we keep on thinking. If this is negative then clearly we suffer its consequences. We continually see events which confirm our beliefs, known as confirmation bias, and this reaffirms, reinforces and strengthens them.
A change in our beliefs is known as accommodation and usually happens gradually. Changing our stories from limiting beliefs allows us the power to control and change the neural pathways in our brain and therefore our thinking. Freeing us from our negative self talk, fears and worries. Our old operating system of limiting self beliefs from our subconscious will continually present as true until we do so. Our long held beliefs keep us safe in familiar patters and come from our reptilian brain 'fight or flea'
We become a self fulfilling prophecy as our beliefs come true simply by us believing it will and looking for that truth. Where intention goes, energy flows.
"What you think, you believe. What you believe, you create"
Self belief download
Additional recommended reading
Dr Tara Stewart
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Fiona Kennedy & David Pearson
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12 Rules for life
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The Daily Stoic
The Comparison Cure
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don' do
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