You may think that the people around you, and society at large, have little to no influence on who you are… but that’s just not true. If you take the time to reflect on your beliefs and where they come from, you’ll soon realize how many of your ideas about life come from others. Once you analyze your conditioning, you can then purge your mind of beliefs that limit you or even cause you harm. This is an important step to take if you want to find your life purpose. It is your life purpose you are seeking, not the life purpose that others expect you to live out.
Understanding your conditioning is one thing, the other more difficult task, is to actually change it. That will be one of the goals of this course, but first, we must start at the beginning.
What are the beliefs that your caretakers (any older person who cared for you) strongly hold? Which of these beliefs have you also adopted? Which are the ones that you purposely reject?
One of the beliefs I held for many years was, “men don’t cry.” This idea originated from the Latin American background of my parents. Men are expected to be tough, strong, and show no weakness. In fact, instead of showing pain with tears, we often resort to anger. This negatively affects our relationships and ends up hurting others. As I grew older, I came to realize that this was not a good belief to hold on to.
A more positive belief I acquired from my parents was to serve people with what I have. I saw how much support my parents gave to others in the form of rides to the doctor, hospitality to those without a place to live, and emotional support to those going through a crisis. We often had people over for dinner and my mom would often say, “From the front door to the inside, everything is a bed. If someone needs a place to stay, we can find a way to accommodate them.”
Take time to think about these questions, and write them down. In the next blog entry, we will consider your passions and interests.
Are you ready to discover your life purpose? Learn how to take advantage of your natural talents, embrace your passions, understand your personality and create beliefs that will empower you to live a fulfilling life. I want you to find meaning and joy in this life. I want you to pursue your dreams and to believe that they are possible. And I want to help you do it! So, let’s begin this journey of exploration together.
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Disclaimer: Many of the concepts in this course are from © Copyright Transformation Academy 2017
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