What are Limiting Beliefs? Essentially, limiting beliefs, are false beliefs, ideas that one strongly believes to be true without adequate evidence. In many instances, limiting beliefs are generally unconscious, ineffective, yet effective emotions that act like a shield to block potential lower or higher vibrating emotions (i.e. frustration, fear, disappointment, worry).
When these limiting beliefs interfere with our lives, we tend to act in ways that are out of our Authentic Experience. For example: we may procrastinate, we may keep things bottled up inside and forget to share our good news with others, we may put ourselves in situations where we act in ways that make us feel uncomfortable rather than authentic with others, we may refuse to take ownership of our emotions, and we may try to control and manipulate others rather than letting them control and manipulate us. This way we put ourselves back in the cycle of pushing away our own feelings rather than healing our own energy.
It’s time for you to let go of these limiting beliefs about yourself. They are holding you back from being who you really are. They are limiting your growth as an individual and you need to release them, take control of your Authentic Experience and expand your mind to the opportunities that are available to you. Once you release these limiting beliefs, you will experience an amazing sense of freedom and confidence. You will have empowered yourself to move through life with more clarity and confidence than ever before.
So how do we release limiting beliefs? One of the easiest ways to release them is to write them down Make a list of your beliefs, and be honest with yourself about them. Then find some peaceful, quiet time to focus only on thoughts of gratitude or love You can re-wire your brain to experience positive thought patterns that will help you release your limiting beliefs. You can replace your negative thoughts with positive ones, replacing your negative limiting beliefs with empowering beliefs.
Another way to release your limiting beliefs is to challenge them. Find another idea or thought that makes you feel good and Replace your negative limiting belief with the new idea. Try to do this more than once per day. Practice this enough times and your limiting beliefs will soon fade into the background. As they do so, you will begin to develop a more confident and expansive self-image.
Another important step in unleashing the power of your mind is to eliminate all things that serve us ill. All things serve us badly if they are part of a belief system. If your beliefs that serve you are filled with fear, doubt, anxiety and other emotions that bring pain and suffering to you, then those beliefs serve us poorly. Replace them with empowering beliefs ones that are based on love, acceptance, gratitude, peace and other such healthy emotions.
One final step in unleashing your mind is to find and replace any false beliefs with empowering alternative beliefs. False beliefs can be very harmful to our health and well-being, as they block our real growth. They can also prevent us from reaching our goals. Thus, they serve no purpose and should be eliminated. Some common false beliefs include: that poverty is bad, that I don’t deserve to be rich, that I must be a victim, that I can’t achieve great things, that I won’t achieve success, that I’m stupid, that I have to follow the crowd, that I’m only good at X, that I’m better than anyone else, that I must be a good salesperson, and the list goes on.
Emotionally speaking, your happiness and sadness are controlled by your limiting beliefs around you. The truth is, however, that there are people out there who serve us with love, support, and happiness – people who understand what it means to live a life of emotional freedom. As a matter of fact, it is those who have learned how to let go of their emotion-based thoughts and embrace a more accepting attitude towards others, life, and other people that have moved toward true emotional wholeness. They have learned how to express themselves through emotions rather than cognition.