Beliefs are the “software” of your brain. We all know the computing phrase “garbage in garbage out”. It is no different for your brain.
This blog is about upgrading the garbage software of your brain and keeping the good stuff.
Your beliefs come from your parents, society, school, the media and your friends mostly in the first years of your life.
If your parents/carers told you that you were loved, then deep down you will believe that. If you were told that you were unlovable and stupid, then deep down you will believe that.
All of your beliefs are neither true or false. We can all be loving and unlovable at times! It is important to understand your focus, do you focus on the negative about yourself of the positive?
If a belief makes you feel empowered and happy then keep it.
When you have a belief that makes you feel disempowered or unhappy then it is a good idea to change it.
Beliefs about Death
In the West most people believe that death is something to avoid at all costs and when someone dies it is something to grieve not celebrate.
What belief have you chosen about death—one that makes you feel good about death or one that makes you fearful?
How to change your Beliefs
If you find a belief that is limiting you then you can delete the belief and reinstall a better one. This can be fun and easy if you understand that ALL BELIEFS ARE JUST MADE UP. There is no such thing as the "truth". The truth is only a set of beliefs. If you want to understand more about the truth then take a look at this blog.
You can change your thoughts in an instant with an insight, a conversation or a phrase in a book.
A well worded affirmation or focusing on feeling the feeling that you would get with a new belief are also very effective ways of changing your beliefs.
You can also change them with Kinesiology, Psychology, Counseling, reading personal growth books or Meditation. This is exciting stuff!
You may find that you have many of the same beliefs as your parents or extended family. Particularly if you were bought up in a family with a very strong Scientific, Religious or Cultural code.
When I travel I notice that many cultures have beliefs that are often opposite to the beliefs of Australians.
That is just the way it is!
In Australia alcohol is legal and cannabis is not.
These two different countries have very different beliefs about these two drugs.
Neither belief is right of wrong — they just are.
Limiting your life because of your Gender
- I can't do that because I'm a female/male/other.
- They won't let me do that because I am a female/male/other.
If you want to keep limiting beliefs that is OK.
However, if these beliefs stop you from living the life you want then a "software upgrade" is required. The best part of this is that only you can do that.
There have been many brilliant and successful women/homosexual and male leaders during the ages as there have been many caring and nurturing males/homosexuals/trans/women.
Your gender is not an excuse to limit yourself unless that is what you want.