Beliefs are a really funny thing. Everyone has them and most are very averse to questioning them. But that’s where all the real breakthroughs live…
For the last couple weeks we’ve been exploring how TV, radio, movies and other popular culture had you programmed for lack by the time you were ten years old. And I put a lot of emphasis on the role organized religion plays in this scenario.
Some people feel that I’ve been beating up the religious fundamentalists. And in a sense I have. Here’s why:
The more emotional mind viruses are, the stronger they replicate and parasitize the host. And what’s is more emotional to most people than their religion?
I said pop culture creates your core beliefs by the time you are ten. Think about your religious beliefs…
Most kids are programmed with these beliefs by the time they are five or six. Which could be a very good thing. Or a very bad thing...
Which way depends of course on what kind of beliefs they are. But since 90 percent of the beliefs perpetuated by organized religion are fear-based, lack and limitation ones, there is a nine in 10 chance you have been programmed with self-sabotage behavior which is keeping you broke, sick, or unhappy – or all of the above.
Do you realize that the earlier you learn a belief, the less likely you are to question it? And the more rigid, defensive and emotional you will be when faced with someone who presses you to question it.
Oh and that someone would be me…
I am here to challenge you. And get you to question each and every belief you have.
When people come up to me after a seminar (or reading one of my books) and say something like, “Wow, your program was amazing. I agree with everything you said!,” I’m kind of disappointed. That really means they didn’t need to attend.
I want that when they leave, they are saying something like, “Wow, that is a radical idea. I have never even imagined it that way!” Then I know that I’ve done my job.
By the way, this doesn’t mean you question your belief, drop it and replace it with mine. Although that may happen sometimes. But sometimes it means you question your belief and decide you want to keep it.
I’m okay with whatever scenario unfolds, provided you are able to separate the emotional baggage and do some rational critical thinking on the subject. If I can get you to question your core beliefs, then you really can reach the real promised land. The one that’s right here on earth.
So how are you doing on this? Do you have the courage to question your beliefs? Give that some thought and check in below. Then next post we’ll look at how you know when to keep or discard a belief.