What have we been taught in our lives? What have we been taught ‘to see’ and ‘to believe’? And can we learn to look beyond these paradigms?
We have been taught or programmed to see only so far, and this can be very limiting. Our paradigms determine how we have chosen our experiences. They influence our thoughts, our beliefs, in all we do. We can be greatly restricted in our lives and not even know it. Beyond this limited perspective are rich gifts and possibility.
Take the time to reflect and examine this topic more closely. Which situations, relationships, activities and beliefs no longer resonate with you? Take a moment to ponder this question and perhaps journal a few answers.
Upon examination of our answers – can we learn to shift, let go and change these paradigms to better reflect our deep inner truth? We absolutely can – and we can only do this if we are willing to look at what scares us, keeps us small and afraid.
Ask yourself a few more questions to reflect yet more deeply:
- Who am I am my best?
- Where and with whom can I truly be myself?
- Where do I change who I am to fit in or be liked?
The answers to these questions will reveal many truths to you. To grow and change we may need to resolve conflict, have real and meaningful conversations, set boundaries, say yes or say no when we need to. And in all of this – trust in your inner directive to guide you.
If you are not sure, take the time to slow down, get quiet; step back from the outward busyness and distractions. Take time to breathe – and ask the questions at this time. Journal your answers and let them evolve over time. If no answers come, wait a few days and try again. Try asking yourself a few key questions before you fall asleep – you may wake up with the answers. If this doesn’t work consider seeking a counsel to help you get started.
Here is an interesting quote to ponder from Mary Elizabeth Mason:
“You can only go as high as you go low.”