Do you think you know everything there's to know about yourself?
I think until we get still, we don’t truly know ourselves at all. At least for me this is true.
It is though stillness that I have come to learn about many of my belief systems. Many of these belief systems haven’t served me in my life. For example, for many years I believed I was “not good enough”. Nothing I ever did lived up to the unrealistic standards I put onto myself. Sound familiar?
From a very young age I created this belief system, and reinforced throughout my childhood into my adulthood. Research shows that are belief systems have a very large impact our lives and the actions we take. Living from not good enough, made everything in my life a struggle. I can remember as a child I would rewrite papers over and over until my handwriting was what I thought was perfect. This would cause so much stress on me, and many tears. In some ways this belief system has served me. It has always pushed me to do better, to work hard, to not give up. These are I believe good qualities to have. However, it has also stole from me happiness, contentment, and peace. As I now continually dive into the process of self-inquiry I have learned to unravel this belief system. I can identify it when it comes up, which is still often, I can understand that it is not true, and I can chose to direct my thoughts to “I am good enough”. When I am living from, I am good enough my life is joyful, more peaceful, and I have come to learn I am still motivated to work hard and pursue my dreams. If anything, my dreams seem even more plausible, I have more confidence in my abilities to accomplish them.
How do we drop what we know? We get still. Meditate for at least 10 minutes. Witness what comes up for you. Don’t judge it, just observe. This may take several times before you start to notice a pattern. Journal about your meditation. Then after a period of time you will start to observe a pattern. Pay attention to that pattern, there's a lot to learn from it. Identify your patterns, and then identify which are serving you, which are not. The ones that are not, redirect your thinking to a new belief system one that will serve you. One that excites you, motivates you, brings joy to you! Practice, Practic. Practice. Look for ways in your life to prove to yourself that this is true. When we look from this new belief we will find it! This is the Law of Attraction. It works in both directions. So be careful what you are thinking and looking for. What you put your attention towards will find you. As your direct your attention towards positive vibes, you will reaffirm your new belief system. This will make it easier for your mind to believe this new thought. It doesn’t stop here. You have to continuously be looking, thinking, and acting from this new way of being!
I have practiced this for many years now. I have to tell you it is not easy work, but I have found the hardest things in my life have also lead to many of the most rewarding. Is it worth it? 100% I can’t even understand once someone has this information, how anyone could chose anything but to do the work. If I can dream up my perfect life from powerful thought and vibration and then create it, why wouldn’t I, and what could possibly stop you? Drop what you know! Be willing to learn something new about you! Change your thoughts, and you can change your life!