We are what we think about all day long.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our beliefs and narratives hold us back and in many ways imprison us from achieving what we’d like to accomplish during our lives.
From an early age we are indoctrinated to this narrative about how we’re supposed to act, about the value of hard work, and our role in society. We use this narrative as a form of belief system that includes conscious and unconscious information that impacts what we see as being “real.” This narrative and belief system impacts our views about “truth” and perspectives on the world.
We filter our view of the world through these prisms and react to what may at times be misconceptions about the current milieu. Regardless of what the truth may be, we filter this truth, see what we want to see, and reject most everything else.
If we want to make a real change in our lives, we need to recognize these self and socially constructed narratives and question the root of our thinking. What are the narratives and belief systems that dictate our decisions? In what ways do these hold us back from living the way that we choose? How might we revise, or recreate these narratives to achieve self-actualization?
As we change what we see to what we want to see, we must start with changing ourselves. We need to question and understand our present state and reality. What is the current state in which we exist? What are our capabilities?
Our present state is determined by education, environment, family connections, childhood experiences, successes, failures, and religious beliefs.
Within these contexts, everything that is happening to you in your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual present state is the result of what in going on in your mind. You can be what you want your mind frames it to be.
What do you think about and bring into being?