Master Your Thoughts…Master Your Life!
I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. – Emma Stone
In the work I am doing to better myself in my life journey (a/k/a therapy), I’m learning about my own core beliefs. Core beliefs are defined as follows:
…basic beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world we live in. They are things we hold to be absolute truths deep down, underneath all our “surface” thoughts.*
Your core beliefs are typically learned throughout your life – maybe something someone told you about yourself, the way you perceive the world through your own experiences, or even through your religious beliefs, etc. Basically, they are the “go-to” thoughts that are continuously on repeat in your mind that you’ve somehow adopted as your truth – whether valid or invalid. Core beliefs are often activated by triggers – events that bring up thoughts that are colored by your perception.
Since I’m not a psychologist and still learning about this concept of discovering core beliefs myself, I’m not going to go into great detail – but one thing I know for certain. When you begin to examine your core beliefs, it will tell you a lot about yourself, your thoughts and how you see the world. It speaks an abundance of truth toward your esteem and confidence (or lack thereof) and why you may be plagued by negative thoughts, fear and anxiety and why you perpetually stand in your own way.
In order for you to move forward, you have to take an occasional glance backward to see where you collected certain steadfast beliefs that don’t necessarily serve you. You’ve progressed, you’ve aged, you’ve grown – so why do you still harbor the same core beliefs you had when you were 14 years old? This will never suit you in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. All it does is keep you stuck.
To heighten your current frequency of vibration, it’s time to begin the work of dispelling the myths that are holding you back. You are not the mistakes you made, nor who your abusive ex said you were, nor what your family told you about yourself. And you’re really not the negative words you utter to yourself. Begin to pay more attention to what you tell yourself through your thoughts and who you see when you look in the mirror. If you’re saying words or thinking thoughts about yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone you love, then why are you saying them to yourself?
Make a list of those things you believe about yourself – the good and the bad things you believe deep down inside – and start working on eradicating those items on your list that are putting a damper on your good energy. Start building the force field that will surround you enough to deflect the situations that would normally take you down for the count. Embrace the “weaknesses” on your list and be kind to yourself about them. No one deserves your good treatment and love more than you. See who you are and be unafraid to be yourself.
Hi, it’s me, Janine Lattimore and I want to inspire and encourage you to #keepgoing! Based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and among the many other hats I wear, I’m a writer, mother and Editor in Chief for Classy Living Society, a women’s only national community service organization. I’m here to share philosophy, inspiration, humor, a bit of inside info and tidbits I learned along life’s beautiful journey. Welcome!