Great discussion going on the last post about beliefs being set in childhood. So Alf raises the question of changing your belief and wants to know how hard it is at a mature age. Truth is, it’s really not that hard to change your beliefs – IF you are aware of them and make that choice. But that’s a big if…
My grandfather left my grandmother for a younger woman and they never spoke to each other again. He then got divorced and remarried again. My parents divorced and I never met my father. Both my aunts and uncles and a great aunt got divorced. In fact, there never was a long-term, stable, happy marriage in my family tree that I saw ever! Now what are the odds that I grew up with a distorted view of marriage and relationships?
Only after 11 negative dysfunctional relationships in a row, and finally agreeing to counseling, did I actually recognize this.
I grew up poor and was jealous of rich people and didn’t like them. So over the years I kept trying to get rich, not realizing that my subconscious mind was telling me, “Better stop doing that, or you’ll become one of the evil, mean, nasty rich people!”
See where this is going?
If you were trained at four, five or six years old that you were born a sorry sinner… Or that you owe a karmic debt, or need 100 lifetimes to find enlightenment… Or that the government is supposed to take care of you…
Your view of the world, your vision for the future is pretty much set by the time you’re ten years old. And that’s the book that gets written, until and unless you become aware of the plotline and decide to change the story.
So how you doing on that?