We grow up with all kinds of limitations, from our families and the ways they raised us, from our societies and communities, and perhaps most importantly, from our own fears and limiting beliefs. Our limitations can make us feel stifled, constrained, pressured, controlled and forced. They can come in various forms: our family trying to dictate what career we pursue, or a job discriminating against you based on your gender or ethnic background. They can be on a personal level, with the people closest to us, or on a systemic, institutional level. Whatever it is that makes us feel limited in our lives, we allow it to hold us back. We feel like we’re being held down by forces bigger than we are. We feel powerless. We feel defeated. We’ve lost our hope and optimism. How can we transcend our limitations to live the lives we’re meant to live?
Transcending any fear requires a choice. We have to make the mindful decision to stop allowing fear to run our lives. We have to decide that we deserve to live our lives to the fullest, that we want to see what we are capable of when we’re not holding ourselves back in any way. We have to decide that we deserve to encourage ourselves. We’re committed to making progress in our healing and recovery, and we don’t want anything preventing that anymore. When we make the choice to transcend our limitations, we can immediately feel a sense of light and hopefulness within us. We feel a boost in our positivity. We know that what’s to come is bigger and better than anything we’ve experienced thus far, and that our blessings lie on the other side of fear. We feel uplifted.
Then comes the work. The bulk of our work with developing any new habit or practice, such as working to transcend our limitations, has to be subconscious. The majority of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors come from the programming in our subconscious minds. What limitation are you believing and holding onto? Perhaps it’s the idea that you’re too old to start a new career path. Maybe it’s the fear that you’re destined to fail. Once you’ve identified the limiting belief you’re perpetuating within yourself, you can work to reprogram it. “My path is unfolding exactly as it should, and I am exactly where I’m meant to be. I believe in myself. I have faith in myself. I am destined to succeed. I am being divinely guided. I am capable and strong.”
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