We are all carrying around beliefs that hold us back and at times cause us extreme misery, yet they’re buried deep within our subconscious.
After giving one of my first public lectures my boss came over to me and said; breathing is permittead when speaking!! I was so concerned about forgetting my lines it must have looked like I blurted out the whole speech without pausing for breath.
As time went on I improved greatly but never able to totally let go and enjoy myself. There was always an element of fear, what if it all goes wrong, or I embarrass myself. I longed to be able to stand in front of a crowd and just have a whale of a time. The fear was so intense it was hard to imagine it could ever leave me.
Finding Your Limiting Beliefs
The next limiting belief I discovered was, wealth leads to suffering. That may sound rather odd to you but to me it made perfect sense. Having been brought up in a religious household, it was quite common to hear people say, if life is going well watch out! If God is not challenging you, he’s given up on you. Whenever I would visualise myself living in luxury, the visualisation would always end in disaster. The yacht would be attacked or the plane would crash. I couldn’t entertain the image of life going smoothly.
It occurred to me one day that maybe God loves me and when life is going smoothly it’s just a sign of love. This was a radically new belief for me but it seemed to make a lot of sense. I accept that challenges are important and vital to facilitate our growth but enjoying life and appreciating the beauty of this world is also important. Why would God have created such a aesthetically beautiful world if not for us to enjoy.
Around this time I was immersed in reading books of the likes of Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. They were taking this idea to whole new level. They all expect good things to show up in their life. To them it seems ludicrous to anticipate bad things to happen. This seemed seriously weird to me. I always expected the bad and enjoyed being pleasantly surprised when thing would turn out ok.
Wealth and Suffering
We have all been created with a creative power, it’s quite odd really, that only a select few seem to have capitalised on it.
So what is this creative power? It’s the ability of every human being to create their life through first visualising it. Sounds a little too simple? You’re right! It’s not quite that simple but that’s the crucial ingredient that if missing, your life may crumble and leave you feeling helpless and lost.
Here’s how it works, Your mind struggles to distinguish between an imagined experience and an actual real life one. You may have experienced this when, one day you woke up dripping in sweat, thanking G-d for still being alive. Few! It was only a dream, you tell yourself. That’s the type of experience we would all rather avoid but here lies the key to breaking out of your current circumstance and creating a new life for yourself.
Break the Mould
I had come to believe that expecting the bad increased the chances of things turning out for the better. Looking back that was a rather ridiculous belief but I don’t think I was alone. Many think like that, it’s as if expecting the good jinks you and terrible things come about. I admired these people and could see they were living awesome lives so I decided to blindly follow in their footsteps and see what happens.
It was a little daunting at first but as time went on I began noticing the benefits. I became more confident and felt more secure. Those two emotions are extremely powerful and had such a wonderful affect on my life.