How We Limit Our Freedom
By: Divya Darling
September 11, 2017
There are no conditions that preclude us from creating what we want in life. The only thing stopping us is our limiting beliefs. The voice in our head that tells us all the reasons why we can’t have what we want and that we need to be fixed before we can be happy.
The familiar suspects include:
I’m not good enough.
I can’t trust myself.
I’m not capable.
It’s an orientation that we’ve learned. It’s conditioning from when we were children – the stories we made up about ourselves, the way life was and how we fit into the world. Then we play out our beliefs because they’re what we know. Our beliefs create our reality. And we’re either observing them or we’re buying into them and playing them out. Here is where the danger lies because the limiting beliefs we created in childhood served a purpose to give us orientation of how to be safe, secure and survive, but we outgrow them and mature. Now the beliefs that once served us, stop us from creating what we want in life.
Every time we go for something and don’t get it, we’ve engaged our limiting beliefs. Those sneaky voices consuming our minds keeping us contained within the confines of our comfort zone, of what we know. Because who are we to be great? The limiting beliefs ask us. When the question we should really ask ourselves, is who are we not to be?!
We all have unique qualities, gifts and wisdom to share with the world, yet here we are working jobs we hate, talking ourselves out of following our dreams and living our passions. We’ve put more importance on security and being comfortable than in being happy.
So how do we create freedom?
Through self-awareness and a hell of a lot of will. It’s easy to buy into our limiting beliefs and see them as truth because they speak to us through our thoughts and feelings. They appear to be very real. It’s a skill to be able to recognise when we’re ‘in it’. But the good news is we can all do it. The solution is very simple…
It’s a shift in focus.
It’s becoming the watcher and seeing our beliefs for what they are. Just that, beliefs. When we start to become curious about our lives and why certain things keep happening, why the same situations arise time and time again, we can begin to ask ourselves is this true? Is the story we’re telling ourselves actually what’s going on or is it our skewed beliefs of the world and how we think things are?
Why is it that after an accident police only ask witnesses for facts, not their version of what happened? It’s because three people witnessing the same incident will have three completely different accounts of it. Our beliefs shape our reality, and what seems very real for one person is something completely different for another.
When we start understanding how our beliefs shape our behaviours and experiences in life, we can start to shift things to consciously create what we’d love instead of being driven by our unconscious beliefs. Often, we don’t even realise it’s our beliefs motivating our behaviours.
What we need to ask ourselves is “how have I created this?” Because guess what?
We create EVERYTHING.
We are 100% responsible for our reality.
We can either create life from our limiting beliefs getting the same old outcomes as every time before or we can create from a place of truth, seeing through our self-imposed limitations, ultimately leading us to more of what we’d love in life.
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