When you think about embarking on “inner work” or questioning beliefs does it seem daunting or even maybe a bit scary? Taking a look at what we might have “buried” inside our psyche can be scary for a lot of us.
What I’ve learned is that it was scary for me just because of not knowing what was really there and it seemed so much bigger than me until I realized that it was me looking at it through my younger self’s eyes which at that time, it was bigger than me.
As an adult, I have a choice and I can trust and have faith and reach out to someone to help me in this exploration of self. Then it isn’t so scary.
A question here arises, “”Why are beliefs Important”?
We aren’t as alone as we think we are. It can be our beliefs rearing their heads to keep us in the status quo or “safe”. Which can show up as not reaching out to others or not trying something new because it is different than what we are used to.
When we learn to question those beliefs, it can bring our power back to us.
Here are a couple of steps to take when you feel like to question your beliefs:
- Get curious. Curiosity is such a great way to release the mind’s hold on that safety valve. Our minds want to keep us safe, but it is based on that old belief system.
- Ask: Is that true? When a statement comes up in our minds like “you can’t do that” or “remember when you did that last time” or “she’s much better than you”, that’s when we get to really take control of our thoughts. Asking that statement takes our mind off of what that status quo has always been and gets it looking for other ways to prove that it isn’t true.
It actually can be fun to learn more about ourselves when we don’t feel like we are doing it alone and when we have a few simple and easy tools to guide us.
The author of “Forgive Yourself”, Brenda Reiss truly walks her talk. She discovered the power of self-forgiveness when a series of life events put her in a very dark place. Failed marriages, abuse, and severe health issues were just a few of the challenges she faced.
Determined to rewrite her story, Brenda sought answers – and found them in the concept of “radical forgiveness”.
What she learned changed her life forever.
Brenda is highly skilled at helping people find peace in their personal and professional lives. Coupling teachable techniques with forgiveness theory, this certified Radical Forgiveness© Master coach creates an environment which allows clients to release anger, shame, and guilt. The result? An opportunity to live with joy in the present and the future.
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