We all can remember those questions in school, where a statement is given and you just have to mark, "T" or "F"... True or False? They would be tricky sometimes, where part of it was true but then just one little word wasn't right and it made the sentence false. We had to be aware. We had to pay attention to every word.
I can tell you, that I have really struggled with that voice in my head. I have told myself all kinds of things that aren't true! Here are just some of the things I used to absolutely believe, and have now finally been able to say, "That's just not true!" when these thoughts come up.
"I'm not a runner. I can't run."
"I'm not a salesperson."
"I'm not a writer"
"I can't be a business owner, I can't take that kind of risk."
"I'm not attractive"
"I'm weak, I can't do this."
"I'm all alone."
Do any of these ring a bell? Do any of these seem true to you?
T is for True
In my ABC book, "L is for Love and Light" (find out more by clicking here) T is for True tells us that we get to decide what is true. We get to choose. When we can see that these thoughts coming in and coming at us from all angles are just information, but that we don't have to believe it just because it's there, there is a FREEDOM to DECIDE and all that's left to do is decide which thoughts empower you! Which thoughts and messages resonate with you? What do you WANT for your life? If you get really quiet, and just listen... what feels true?
Here are some of the ways I have CHOSEN to shift my beliefs:
(I now know THESE things to be true:)
FROM "I'm not a runner. I can't run." TO "THERE IS AN ATHLETE INSIDE OF ME THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND I AM DOING THE WORK TO BRING HER OUT AND LET HER RUN!"
FROM "I'm not a salesperson." TO "SALES IS SERVICE. SALES IS SHARING. I AM CONFIDENT IN WHAT I HAVE TO SHARE. I ENJOY SERVICE TO OTHERS.
FROM "I'm not a writer" TO "I AM A WRITER"
FROM "I can't be a business owner, I can't take that kind of risk." TO "I AM A BUSINESS OWNER."
FROM "I'm not attractive" TO "I AM ATTRACTIVE"
FROM "I'm weak, I can't do this." TO "I AM STRONG. I AM CAPABLE. I CAN DO ANYTHING."
FROM "I'm all alone." TO "I AM NOT ALONE. I AM SUPPORTED, I BELONG. I AM LOVED."
What is TRUE for you?
Love and Light,
Sara Page, Founder of The Open Life
Sara Page is an Artist, Writer, Speaker, Openness Coach, and creator of the new ABC book. ("L is for Love and Light") The book encourages the child in all of us to stay true to who we are, and follow our dreams! As the Founder of The Open Life, Sara's mission is to Live Life Open, and inspire others to do the same! Sign up for email updates and start living "The Open Life"!