Beliefs are those things we hold dear to our hearts and live our lives by. They’re what we judge everything and everyone in life by. But when you get down to the nitty gritty, where did those beliefs come from?
Unless you’ve made the conscious choice to create your own beliefs, your beliefs are not your own.
From the moment we’re born, we’re shoved into a box, a belief box, and in that box are everyone else’s beliefs. Your parent’s, your peers, and society’s. You’re shoved into that box to absorb everyone else’s beliefs so you’ll fit in.
They shove you into that box with their beliefs because they want to keep you safe. They have lived their lives by their beliefs so they believe that what is right for them is also right for you. They want you to see the world the same way they do because there’s safety in what you know.
What they don’t realise is that they didn’t create their beliefs, either. They were taught to believe that they believe, by other people and through experience, so they would fit into the world they were raised in.
You’ll be taught beliefs that other people want you to beliefs so they can keep you where they want you, in the place where they feel safe. If you get too much for them and have different beliefs, it won’t feel safe to them, and they will rebel against it.
Their beliefs will hold you back. The beliefs of others will keep you playing small. They will have you believing you either shouldn’t do something or that you aren’t good enough to do something.
Their beliefs will hold you back from being your truest, authentic self.
Their beliefs will play back in your head as if it’s your own voice. But it’s not your voice. It’s the voice of what you’ve been taught to believe.
Some will believe I can’t use the word ‘sheeps’ because it’s not a word and they’ll choose to be all judgy. It’s not a word and to be honest, I’m stepping out of my belief comfort zone to use it. I’m judging myself right now! I love the English language and have a thing about their, there, and they’re being used correctly, but I also realise it feels good to loosen up and take a step back outside of our beliefs to see where they are holding us back from our truest expression.
Beliefs are not set in stone. There may be some beliefs you love and you want to keep them, but if a belief is holding you back from your fullest potential, it’s time to take a step back and start going deep, and finding your true beliefs that are deep within you.
It’s time to find what YOU truly believe.