For this week’s post, I was inspired by the phenomenal actress and activist, Mary Taylor Moore. During a tribute special, I heard one of her famous quotes, “You’ve truly got to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.” When I heard those words, it struck a chord within me. Her beautiful words made me realize even more that everything will be okay because I’m giving the best that I’ve got. I realized a further confirmation while chatting with my significant other, and it made me realize the importance of letting go of limiting beliefs through mindfulness.
After experiencing a particular challenge, I realized that I had a bunch of beliefs in connection to the challenge, but I could not determine whether the beliefs originated from me or perhaps my parents or maybe even society. When we go through challenges and generate opinions about them, how do we know these “opinions” are our opinions? What if we were programmed to believe a specific way and view challenges a specific way? I began to explore these questions after experiencing a challenge that truly called for solely and genuinely my personal response and not the response of others. I was beckoned to discover my own guidance system and make a decision based in accordance with my heart (love) and not the opinions of family based on their past experiences or the norms (unforgiving lens) of society.
For the first in my life, a particular challenge actually pushed me to discover my limiting beliefs, which I did not even realize the existence of it. I was challenged to question each limiting belief, discovered whether it is a belief that aligned with my inner being, and decided to let go of the limiting beliefs. Ultimately, limiting beliefs do not serve us, and it only hinders us from becoming our best. Limiting beliefs derive from fear. Therefore, we have the power to let it go of the fear (limiting beliefs) and change our perception in a positive way.
“You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights.” – Brian Tracy
Letting Go Of Beliefs That No Longer Serve You Through Mindfulness
Through research over the past few months, I have discovered an abundant amount of ways to let go of limiting beliefs through mindfulness, and it is my pleasure to share a list of ways to help.
- Identify Your Limiting Belief: Is this particular belief serving you or harming you? If it is harming you, most likely that is a limiting belief. I recommend writing down or just saying each limiting belief, which helps in creating an acknowledgment (mindful awareness) of each limiting belief.
- Question The Limiting Belief: Is this a particular belief that originated from you or someone else (possibly from your childhood)? Take a look at the limiting belief through mindfulness, and ask yourself “why do I believe in this belief? What makes this true?” Soon you’ll realize the fallacy in the belief, which allows you to differentiate yourself from the limiting belief (no longer identifying with it) and begin the process of letting go the limiting belief.
- Change Your Belief Through Mindfulness: Take some time to see the good in you and all of your beautiful qualities. Please know that you are a beautiful soul filled with unique characteristics, which will serve the world. Begin to cultivate positive energy by thinking of the opposite of the limiting belief. Begin to think about your desires and what you want to do that will serve you.
It is important to remember that all beliefs are just thoughts that we have held onto for a very long time. Let us not hinder ourselves from our highest good. “Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking. Act the way you want to be, and soon you will be the way you act.” – Les Brown
How do you plan to let go of your limiting beliefs through mindfulness? I look forward to your thoughts.
In Euphoric Love and Gratitude,