It is said that a mosquito lives and dies within 200 meters from where it was born. Human mind is very similar to a mosquito in this aspect. Most of our lives we carry, repeat, and enhance the same patterns of emotions and beliefs that we formed in our childhood. We hardly ever venture out beyond the habituated confines of our minds.
The events may seem varied and the people we encounter different but the core emotional makeup and belief system remains more or less the same. We form ‘ruts’, so to speak, in our minds and every day we travel the same worn pathways deepening the furrows further and further.
A person with a belief that he is worthless only continues to strengthen that belief by doing everything to disprove it.
A person who hates herself continues to attract situations that only prove her ‘unworthiness’.
A ‘vulnerable’ person gets more hurt in spite all the defensive ‘shells’ they form and creep into.
An ‘unlucky’ person finds ‘misfortune’ all his life.
All the education we gain, all the worldly knowledge we acquire, all the travels we make only serve to strengthen our beliefs and emotions about ourselves and the world.
Rarely do we come across individuals who have broken the ruts and widened their horizons. For, in order to get out of our programmed thoughts and to see real internal progress we need to do extraordinary things.
Not extraordinary things outside of us, but within.
As creatures of comfort, we may be motivated to perform great feats in the outside world, but we dread going inwards. And true change cannot come until the mind goes inward and questions its own beliefs.
Self-limiting beliefs that you carry can certainly incite you to achieve money, education, prosperity, and all other ‘successes’ but remember they are the ones that are causing and will continue to cause severe emotional discontent and stress. If internal peace and sense of well-being is what you really after, then go within.
If you feel worthless, question your definition of worthlessness!
If you hate yourself, then ask why you can’t accept yourself in spite of all ‘defects’ that you carry! Then challenge every ‘standard’ you ‘failed’ and hated yourself consequently.
Walk away from the furrowed emotional pathways; challenge every belief you hold sacred! Only then can you find inner peace blossoming and true progress happening.
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