This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.
Good Morning, Lovely You.
We took a trip this weekend up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. There is nothing I love more than New England during the Fall. Walking in the mountain air among the bright red maple leaves made me smile.
I found myself thinking great positive thoughts as I walked in nature. I cleared my stressful head this weekend.
Do you ever hear yourself saying any of these things?
I don’t want to bother them.
It wouldn’t do any good anyway.
Would I have to change my whole life to do that?
They can’t help me with my problems. My problems are different.
Our beliefs become our resistance.
Did you know that we grow up with beliefs that become our resistance to changing our lives?
Do you have any of these limiting beliefs?
Spiritual people don’t get angry.
My family never did that.
I can’t drive that far.
That is way too expensive for me.
I’m not that kind of person.
My mother never did that.
What about the way we think about ourselves?
We use these things as limitations or resistance to change.
I’m too old to do that.
I’m too fat.
I’m too stuck in my ways.
I’m too tall for that.
I’m not strong enough.
I’m not good enough.
Fear is, by far, the most significant resistance category.
I can’t do that.
What would my friends think?
It might cost too much.
I don’t want anyone to know about it.
I can’t talk about it.
It’s too hard.
What about my image?
I’m just not good enough.
Do any of these statements above sound familiar?
Why are you hesitant and resistant to change?
Try this exercise…Write down the old beliefs that are holding you back from living your best life. Keep writing until you have everything written out on paper.
Be kind to yourself as you do this exercise.
Can you recognize where the resistance came from? When you understand where it came from, you are on your way to releasing it. Just let it go.
This exercise is powerful and will bring you many Ahha life-changing moments.
I do this exercise when I’m overwhelmed. We never stop learning about ourselves and why we do what we do.