This Week’s Quote: Knowing freedom is possible encourages the next step, and the one after that.
Experience tells me that when it comes to your "stuff" – issues, unhappy childhood, painful insecurities, feeling less than good enough, et cetera, et cetera – some part of you actually doesn’t believe that you can change these things in your life.
You say you want to change. But, if you check inside yourself, do you honestly believe that your issue can, and will, change?
In my pre-inner fitness past, I often complained that my life was not as I desired it to be. Yet, when I honestly checked inside myself, to my surprise I discovered I had actually given up believing that change was possible! Instead, I had begun to believe that I would have to accommodate my issue(s) forever.
Everything changed for me when I read a study that helped me understand two things:
1) The brain is like plastic. It can always be rewired. Every issue you have or will ever have can be CHANGED for the better!
2) “Our issues” are not the cause of our pain. How we see and feel about ourselves – because of the issue – is what truly causes pain.
Say out loud to yourself, “No matter how long I’ve had this issue, it can change. This issue is connected to the inappropriate way my brain learned to see me and protect me. How my brain sees can change.”
Say this often, particularly when you find yourself feeling lost or upset because of your old issue. This is a great starting point for change.
Read The Little Book of BIG LIES for more tips on how to transform any issue.