Each of us has beliefs about ourselves and about the world that we imagine to be true. These beliefs help shape our perception and form the basis of our personal reality.
For instance, you may believe that you are bad at public speaking or you may believe that you need to finish all the food on your plate or you may even believe that you cannot be hypnotized.
The beliefs that we ascribe to are designed to keep us safe and are learned from our personal life experience, from our parents, from our teachers, from our religious leaders and even from previous generations.
When these beliefs protect us and keep us safe that is a good thing and sometimes they stop us from experiencing life in the way that we want. For example, you would agree that the belief that a lion is dangerous is a good belief to have if you are wandering around the jungle and come across a lion. This belief, however, may be problematic if you go visit the zoo.
We take for granted that our beliefs are just an indelible part of who we are and therefore cannot be changed. You may have struggled to change your eating habits of your lifestyle choices or your dating pattern only to find yourself falling back on old habits. So you just shrug and say “maybe this is just who I am”.
The question is, is who you are who you will always be?
After years of dealing with frustration and blame from the medical community, I finally chose to take control of my own health journey; a path which has led me to where I am today.