Our Limiting self belifs
Our beliefs are formed from the moment we are born. This began with people smiling or shouting at us when we were a newborn. These early interactions and all other subsequent interactions with other human beings thus formed the person that we are. We have created an image of ourselves that is based on the attitudes of other people. It is an image that we foster that can either help or hinder the full development of our entire potential and it never remains static but changes with every new situation or circumstance. From birth, “experts” have watched, formed opinions and evaluated everything that we did. These so-called “experts” were parents, teachers, relatives and elders and as we grew up; we accepted and valued their opinions as the truth. Now, at adulthood, we now have the ability to evaluate whether these people were actual experts concerning their abilities. In different ways, they would have aided and limited our development. An adult human being will operate within the limits of their self-image and eventually that perceived image becomes the real person as opposed to just a concept. Eventually it becomes the “norm” and the “comfort zone”, where the individual feels safe, secure and protected. Whilst this sounds a positive notion a comfort zone can become a negative place to stay as it can end up as a limiting prison. As soon as we make the decision to change, they suddenly have the actual freedom to choose and thus enjoy empowering beliefs and behaviours. The process is the same for all human beings. A person’s self-image and their ability to assume is a general accumulation of every attitude and opinion that they have been told about ourselves since we were born. It becomes so ingrained by reinforced repetition that it eventually becomes the subconscious picture of our self-belief.
Your subconscious mind has immense power in controlling your life experiences: from the types of food you eat to the actions you take each day, the level of income you earn, and even how you react to stressful situations.
Every bit of it is guided by your subconscious beliefs and interpretations.
In short, your subconscious mind is like the auto-pilot feature on an airplane.
It has been pre-programmed to follow a specific route and you cannot deviate from that route unless you change the directions programmed into it first.
The “subconscious” is the part of your mind that operates below your normal level of
Right now you’re primarily using your conscious mind to read these words I’m writing to you and absorb their meaning, but beneath that mental focus, your subconscious mind is busily working behind the scenes, absorbing or rejecting information based on an existing perception you have of the world around you.
This existing perception began forming when you were an infant.
With every experience, your subconscious mind soaks in information like a sponge.
It rejected nothing while you were young because you didn’t have any pre-existing beliefs to contradict what it perceived. It simply accepted that all of the information you received during your early childhood was true.
You can probably see why this becomes a problem later in life! Every time someone called you stupid, worthless, slow, lazy, or worse, your subconscious mind just stored the information away for reference.
You may also have received messages about your potential in life or limitations you’ll face based on your physical abilities, skin colour, gender, or economic status.
By the time you were 4 or 6 years old, you already had a solid foundation of
belief based on all that programming from people in your life,Parents, television shows you watched, and other environmental influences.
Now that you’re an adult, you may think that you can simply discard the hurtful or untrue messages you absorbed during your early life, but it’s not quite that simple.
Remember that all of this information is stored below your level of conscious awareness.
The only time you become aware of it is when it limits your progress in creating a balanced, successful and productive life.
Have you ever tried to achieve a goal and kept sabotaging yourself at every turn?
Maddening, isn’t it? It’s important to know that you’re not defective or doomed to fail no matter what you do.
More likely you’ve got some old programmed messages that conflict with the new conditions you want to create.
This is excellent news because it means you can achieve just about anything if you first take the time to reprogram your subconscious mind!
With every experience you have, you draw certain conclusions and store the messages that will guide your future actions.
For example, what kind of message do you think would be stored if you were rejected by someone you cared about?
Your subconscious mind (that clever detective) would immediately go hunting through your memories and find other examples of rejection (like that time your best friend dumped you to hang out with the more popular kids) and draw a conclusion that you’re somehow unworthy or unlovable and deserve to be rejected.
Now, here’s the interesting thing: if you have an experience that conflicts with an already established belief, your subconscious mind will either reject it or reframe it so it goes along with your existing view of reality.
Remember that your subconscious mind is absorbing information constantly and drawing conclusions and forming beliefs based on that information. If you’re daily environment is filled with negativity and strife, imagine what kinds of messages are being absorbed into your mind.