Our brains are constantly active, sending us a constant stream of images and thoughts as we try to make sense of our lives, the world and ourselves. When we examine ourselves we are often our own worst critic, daily judging and finding fault with our abilities and who we are. Over time if our negative thoughts are left unchallenged we risk beginning to define ourselves by our own negative thoughts, and thus begin to consciously, or unconsciously, limit ourselves.
Piero Ferrucci poses the following thought. ‘How often—even before we began—have we declared a task “impossible”? And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate?…A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them.’
It is when we step outside of our thoughts that we can begin to venture into who we truly are.
Limiting ourselves is like shutting a door and finding ourselves in darkness. Yearning for light, we instinctively look for openings and in doing so we have begun to believe that the impossible is possible. We have taken a step outside of our limiting beliefs, and challenged our illusions of inadequacies. It is when we step outside of our “thoughts” that we can begin to venture into who we truly are.