First, we make our beliefs.
Then, our beliefs make us.
When we’re children and as we grow and move through life things happen. Rejection. Abandonment. Success. Failure. Loss. Disappointment. Joy. Grief. Sadness. And so on. As one or more of the same experiences trample through our lives, we develop beliefs about ourselves based on those experiences.
‘I can find love but cannot hold on to it.’
‘I’m not good enough to succeed at my dreams.’
‘No one will ever love me.’
‘I will always be sick and unhealthy.’
‘My parents were broke so I will always be broke.’ Etc. Etc.
Those beliefs felt so real and true at that time in your life. But what about now? Are you still telling yourself the same stories? Consciously? Subconsciously? How do you know if those beliefs still hold true? If those beliefs are all you tell yourself then of course they’re true. What if you stopped telling yourself those negative beliefs? What would your life be like? The first step is to recognize those beliefs. To acknowledge them. To admit them. To understand where they came from. Then you can begin to leave those beliefs in the past and heal from those old wounds. And we all have beliefs that no longer service us.