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Who or What Defines You?

Who or what defines you? An ancient proverb says that, ‘The self is the self’s only friend. And the self is the self’s only foe.’

  • What beliefs have you held that have held you?
  • What decisions have you made that have made you?
  • What stories have you told yourself ?

Have these beliefs, decisions, and stories become the story of your life?

  • I’m not smart enough
  • I’m not good at that
  • I’m too old for that
  • Life is a struggle
  • I don’t like that
  • I don’t have enough money
  • I’m too heavy
  • There’s not enough time in the day

It’s all the things we think we are, all the things we think we can or cannot do, all the abilities we think we have or have not. Truthfully, it is the decisions we made over the years that create the habits that determine the life we are living now.

They are the decisions we made and the stories we told ourselves repeatedly over the years until we believed them. Then we defended them as if they were the sacred self-evident truths about who we are and what we are capable of. Maybe these are the sacred cows we have to forfeit in order to discover the truth.

All of these statements limit the dimensions of a dimensionless being. We are infinitely capable, wondrously magical, remarkably more than we ever thought ourselves to be.

You are a being living in a body and this body is on loan to you for the duration of your visit on planet earth. You are the being that animates the form. You are not the form!

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You are not the small limited individual that you have identified yourself as. That identity is an illusion. You are one with the timeless reality and that reality is without limitation.

When you embark upon the journey of self-discovery and become a student of the self, a window opens to another world. It is the world beyond our beliefs. It is a world of infinite possibility. And it whispers of the mystery of who we really are.

I encourage each and every one of you to become a student of the self. Step up to the window and see what you can see. Look out beyond your beliefs and attitudes and gaze upon the greatness and grandeur of the self.

  • List your self-limiting beliefs, the ones that stop you from doing what you want to do, being who you want to be or having what you want to have.
    • All the “I cant’s”
    • All the “I’m not able to’s”
    • All the “not enough’s”
  • For every limiting belief – write a reframe

Here’s a few examples from above:

  • I’m not smart enough — I’m learning and growing every day!
  • I’m not good at that — Up until now I haven’t been good at that but I’m learning more every day
  • I’m too old for that — 70 is the new 50!
  • Life is a struggle — Life is a challenge but I see the opportunity in every challenge and I’m on it!

Have fun with this. Rewrite your script and you rewrite your life!

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