Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Do I want this to be my truth?

All through our lives we’re handed ready-made beliefs. “Hard work is necessary for success.” “Being rich is evil.” “Get a real job.” The list goes on.

They are so plentiful that our minds get to the point where they tune out a lot of this natter, but this is where there’s a danger. Just because we might be “tuning” out these limiting beliefs doesn’t mean they have no impact on us. In fact, it could be that they’ve become a part of us. They can be what’s responsible for self-sabotage and why we don’t realize our full potential. 

This is one avenue in which meditation is useful. By quieting our minds and going inward, we can uncover some beliefs we have. We may find that some were built upon things that others had said at one time or another. We might realize we don’t even agree with what’s been said. So, then why are we allowing them to hinder us?

We need to ask ourselves, “Do I want this to be my truth?”

Remember, the beliefs you operate under are yours to choose. You have the power to decide what has control over you, what alters your viewpoint.

For example, if you believe in yourself and your talent, but someone says to you ‘oh, you can’t make money doing that,’ are you going to let them stifle your enthusiasm, your belief that you can? This is where the choice is yours. This is where you take back your personal power.

What's another way to know if something is your truth? Conduct this quick test. Say your real name in this statement, making note of where you feel the meaning. This will be your truth center. The truth is always light. Some feel truth (or "yes") in their head, while they feel untruth (or "no") in their stomach. 

Here goes. Say, "I am *." 
Feel it?
Now, create a fictional name or say, "I am Santa Claus."
Feel it?

So if you're ever stuck and unsure, this can be a quick test to determine your truth.

CAROLYN ARNOLD is the author of several published novels, including her best-selling Madison Knight series. Her love for writing dates back to her teen years, but it was only in recent years that she was reunited with this love to pursue it with career passion.

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