Isn’t it a shame that we never got the opportunity to choose our own beliefs? If you think about it, our whole life was mapped out before we even managed to squeeze through the birth canal. As our eyes hit the wonderful light, and the cold air stung our skin, our parents – with tears streaming down their face – wiped the saline off their cheeks and murmured our name. We didn’t even get to choose our own name!
Parents previously brainwashed in the same way implanted our religion and our morals. This is how we learn in the world, we learn from the adults who are placed on the earth to act as our mentors. We inherent a set of beliefs from these people and we accept them as our own.
As we grow older our parents treat us in the same way that domesticated animals are treated. We are shown love, affection, anger and hate and we are fed, cleaned and taught how to behave – how to fit into society.
There’s a good little human!
Just like animals, our mentors reward us when we are good and they punish us when we are bad. We learn the difference between the two, and start to understand how to behave, in order to be rewarded instead of being punished. Any part of our identity that we may have had vanishes, and we start to live in a world of deceit in order to ensure that we are rewarded on a regular basis.
We become a carbon copy of everyone else’s beliefs
Your belief system now becomes a rulebook that you use to keep your life in line. Whenever anybody tries to question your actions or inactions your mind simply looks up the relevant rules and points you in the right direction.
Quit your job = leads to insecurity and fear = Stay in your job
If you are fed up of being a Sleepwalker and feel that you are ready to become a Daydreamer then you need to get used to the Brilliant Bs: Believe & Beliefs. Luckily, for all of us there is always a second chance. We may not have created our own beliefs, but one way or another we accepted them into our soul. One of the first steps is to be honest with yourself. Have a look at your life and write it down on paper so you can see it with your own rusty eyes.
Look at the beliefs you accepted. Now believe they can change.
The Sleepwalkers choose to believe that life is so very complex. It is this belief of complexity that helps keep the doors of the eyes sealed shut. The Daydreamers understand that the reverse is true. Life is very simple when you just stop to think about it. Try it…clear all of the noise and sit in silence for a while before asking yourself if you can change your beliefs? The answer is of course…YES! You may have inherited them from your parents, but you can change them, and once you understand this, a whole new set of possibilities emerges.
If you want to be a Daydreamer. If you want to change your life. Then take a stand now. Change your beliefs and start to believe in yourself. Once you start behaving in this way your life starts to become effortless and enjoyable. Doors that were once closed – now open – as you suddenly find yourself stood at the face holding a key in your hand. Please start believing that you can accomplish anything – you really can – it is only your limiting beliefs that stop you. Everything else is simply an illusion. An illusion created by your mind to keep you safe, sound and sensible. Believe that you can change your beliefs and do it now!
What part of your life would you like to change, but currently lack a little bit of belief?
I always believed that I had the power of decision. When faced with a crossroads I always seem to choose the more difficult journey. I used to think I had a sadomasochistic streak, but I now realise that the life of unconformity is a more difficult path to tread. I can’t remember when I started to create my own beliefs but I know it pre-dated my transference to the life of a Daydreamer. But despite experiencing evolving beliefs and being born with incredible reserves of belief, I still found leaving my job, leaving my house and leaving my wife incredibly difficult decisions to make. In fact I actually struggled with the decision to separate from my wife and needed her strength in order to do the right thing.
I am surrounded by people who lack belief. I think it is there, hidden away in the depths of the dungeon, but too many people are afraid to release the beast of belief. They are afraid that if they release it, they will struggle to contain it and all they will be left with is a shameful defeat. Whatever happened to having a go? Just try it for Christ sakes! Instead of admitting that they are scared of battling with belief, people pretend that they don’t need to change don’t want to change. They tell lies so convincingly that they kid themselves, but they don’t kid me.
My friends and family, the ones who complain about their lives, and never take any action to change it – these are the people who gave me the inspiration to write this post.
Photos courtesy of girish_suryawanshi, Believe Creative & camerakarrie(cc @ flickr)