I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.Abraham Lincoln
Since our birth, we’re hypnotized to some extent in believing ideas that we believe to be true about ourselves. These ideas may come from parents, siblings, friends, teachers, etc. We co-construct this narrative with others about ourselves using some of our own thinking and intuition. An even larger portion of this comes from those outside forces that seem to forget how much influence they really have on us.
These forces are like a form of hypnosis as we believe what we want to believe, or see what we want to see about ourselves. The real truth is that in many ways, we’re believing what others want to see in us.
When we see someone getting hypnotized, we sit in the theater and watch as the subject easily enters a trance-like state. We laugh and sit on the edge of our seats as we see the hypnotized person easily lift heavy objects, withstand pain or degradation, or easily accomplish things they would never in their right minds try to accomplish.
Once you believe something is true, you act as if it were true. No matter what facts or opinions you receive, you hold steadfast to your beliefs.
In this same belief system, what could you do if you considered that you were not aware of the real potential or truth about yourself. What if you really were hypnotized all of this time by those around you that help you co-construct this narrative?
Perhaps you’re currently hypnotized by incorrect beliefs, concepts, and values that interfere with your true potential and identity.
When you finally wake up…what will you do?