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How To Cultivate Peace During Uncertain Times: 7 Helpful Tips

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Our entire world has shifted in the last few months and life as we know it has taken a drastic turn. We have all been quarantined in our homes, mandated to keep physical distances from all people and our entire worlds have been turned up-side-down. There’s no doubt that we are living in very fragile times. We as a species are being called to awaken as one collective family and currently, many of us are overcome with fear, stress, high-level anxiety, illness, depression, and feelings of deep despair and hopelessness.

This is why I wanted to share some inspiring, uplifting, and practical things you can incorporate into your daily lives to navigate these challenging times. We should be diligent in our self-care practices, making sure we are tending to our mental, physical and spiritual health.

7 Tips On How To Cultivate Peace During Uncertain Times

Tip #1: ALLOWANCE

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It can be easy to numb ourselves out with television, news, movies, substances, and constantly searching for distractions so that we don’t have to feel our discomfort. This is why tip number one is all about allowing yourself to feel what’s coming up and pushing through to the other side.

Feeling through our emotions can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. It is an innate response to avoid uncomfortable feelings or situations. We will do anything to avoid being uncomfortable. We forget that our feelings are not who we are, but mere signposts to guide us and give direct messages.

We tend to judge how we’re feeling and then allow that to define our ability to transmute fear, pain, anger, depression, and frustration. We forget that our feelings and emotions are always in flux and that in every moment there’s always an opportunity to change course, to re-direct, to shift perspective, and to heal.

It’s vital that we allow our feelings and emotions the space to be seen, heard, and felt and this comes from us. By allowing our feelings, the severity and longevity of those feelings tend to be less. We must first be able to exercise allowance and compassion for ourselves, in order to be able to fully receive it from others.

When we practice allowing time and space for processing our emotions, we are able to recalibrate our energy and find our center with more ease and grace.

This is a skill that requires patience, practice, and diligence.

As you learn to allow and honor your feelings, you will see how they flow and you will recognize that your self-compassion muscle is getting stronger.

Do not allow your feelings to define you. Our true nature as humans is to feel and our emotions are determined by a multitude of physical, environmental and spiritual factors. We have to take this into consideration when we are assessing and processing our way through difficult times.

So the goal here is to allow your feelings to come to the surface and take time to sit with them, becoming the observer of them, without judgment. When you do this you will notice that your ability to move through them will greatly improve.

Tip #2: CREATE ROUTINES AND RITUALS

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It’s important to create healthy routines and to have intentions, goals, and a direction in your daily life. Create at-home activities that you enjoy.

When you wake up, instead of scrolling through your social media feeds, try to sit in silence for a bit. Give reverence to the new day ahead of you and take the time to express your gratitude. Have a warm beverage in the morning, do some stretches, and set your intentions on how you would like to see your day flow.

If you are working from home, set up a clean organized space to work, filled with things that make your heart warm. If you are not working from home and you have the entire day to move through, make sure you aren’t just sitting around idle for long periods of time and try to moderate your technology usage, whether it be TV, tablets, laptops, video games, etc. Find time to go outside even if it’s for small walks. Fresh air and nature are essentials.

It’s easy to fall into laziness. Know the difference between resting and moderating your downtime. Strive for balance in all things.

Set aside time and presence for spending time with family and friends, whether it be with the people within your home, or if you are alone during this time, make sure you are reaching out via video to people you love.

If you find yourself without others to connect with, there are so many lovely online ways to connect with like-minded individuals across the globe.

Take up a new hobby, work on unfinished projects; home makeovers are a wonderful way to stay busy and simultaneously create more comfort and beauty in your existing environment.

Spring has sprung! It’s the perfect time to start a garden, or just add some potted plants to your space. Plants add so much aesthetics to the environment and give you something to nurture and care for.

Check-in with yourself each morning before you do anything. How is your body feeling? How is your mood? How does your spirit feel? Then proceed to send blessings and gratitude to your body, even if you aren’t feeling well. Your body is listening to every thought you have and responds accordingly, so remember to be kind and gentle.

Set some intentions and small achievable goals to reach for the day. By doing these things you are taking control of your own presence and awareness, co-creating in the experiences that you want to have, instead of being absent and unconsciously allowing things to just fall where they may. You have the power to cultivate the kind of life you desire to live.

Our experiences are dictated by our ability to shift our consciousness. By focusing on nurturing our hearts to be open, with the intention of uplifting not just ourselves, but everyone around us, we allow for the fullness of our existence to come forward. Even and especially in, trying times.

Tip #3: POWER OF PRAYER

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It does NOT matter if you’re religious, or if you aren’t inclined toward developing your spirituality. You can use your own intention and heartfelt desires and send them out into the world. You don’t need to follow any certain religious sect to do this. Intention itself has very powerful effects. It’s the energy behind what you’re sending out that matters and has power.

When we take time to focus on our intentions, with gratitude for what we have and with love in our hearts, they can be directed to individuals, specific geographic locations, situations, or whatever is the focus of the intention. Remember, we are pure ENERGY that cannot be destroyed, only transferred. You have the power to place your intention and energy where you choose.

Do not let any disbelief in a higher power keep you from using YOUR OWN energy to send love and healing to those you love and care for.

Sometimes we get lost in the arguments and disagreements about what we feel or think GOD/Source/Universe/Cosmos is and we forget that all of that energy resides within our being and that we individually have the ability to bless and heal on a global scale.

A prayerful mind is a powerful mind. Prayer does not have to look a certain way. Create what feels comfortable for you and spend some time being present with yourself. I promise you will feel uplifted and nurtured.

We have to exercise getting out of our own egos and allowing our hearts to be open. Practice humbling your ego so that you can listen to your heart. Prayer by definition is “a solemn request or expression of thanks, an earnest hope or wish”. My prayer for you reading this is, that your heart will be filled with inspiration and hope for humanity and every living being on the planet.

Tip #4: FOSTER OR ADOPT AN ANIMAL TO LOVE

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It is a great time to bring a furry friend into the family. Animals are filled with unconditional love and often are very powerful healers. Most animals make great companions.

If you live alone, I highly suggest going to your local humane society and/or animal shelter to find the perfect addition to your family.

If you aren’t able to keep them permanently, then you can foster until a permanent home becomes available. Be careful, though, as you will likely fall head over heels in love with your new friend and not want to let them go. True companionship and connection can be really difficult to come by.

When you care for, nurture and love an animal, they return that love with an innocence and purity that few humans can express. The dynamic between an animal and a human in my humble opinion is one of the most heartfelt connections you can experience.

I make this suggestion with a disclaimer, that if you are not fully prepared, financially stable, or if you are easily annoyed or impatient, then fostering or adoption should not be on your radar. Make the commitment with the full understanding that animals are precious in every way and deserve a present, loving, and capable caretaker.

Tip #5: GET CONNECTED TO AN ONLINE COMMUNITY

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The online community is full of an amazing amount of very valuable, conscious, and loving individuals that can offer their healing abilities and are ready, willing, and waiting to work with you on your healing journey. There are extremely affordable options available, with a multitude of varying modalities offered, depending on the area of expertise you require. You don’t have to suffer in silence and/or be alone with fear, stress, and anxiety.

Tap into a community that you can rely on for an ongoing support system. I have found that receiving healing reiki energy remotely has been highly effective in assisting clearing and removing subconscious blocks, as well as tremendously aiding in healing familial relationships. Sometimes we struggle trying to identify our own blockages, our point of view can become subjective to our current personal circumstances. By consulting and working with an adept that you trust, you gain an objective point of view which can assist with processing things that may not have been seen or been addressed by ourselves, without the help of counsel. Strive to be open to all of the avenues of assistance that are available to you.

Online mental, emotional, and spiritual development support in the last 5 years looks vastly different than it once was. People are more accessible than ever before, the advancements in technology allow us to connect with others from all over the world, there are no borders or boundaries to prevent us from connecting in with others.

There are also many different areas of healing support that have evolved past the typical western model. Western medicine has its function, though if we allow ourselves to be open to exploring, researching, and learning for ourselves, there is also a vast knowledge of ways to heal that aren’t within the range of Western Medicine.

If you struggle with motivation, taking action, being accountable, or just getting inspired, there are many different types of motivational and empowerment coaches ready to help you train your way to make healthy life shifts that you possibly could not have done alone.

Make sure that your social media feeds are filled with positivity, compassionate messages, and creative content that keeps you inspired. Mindlessly scrolling through, getting into online negative conversations, and reading through other toxic waste is a huge energy leakage and a big waste of time. Make sure that you are feeding yourself powerful, impactful messages that impart positive heartfelt responses.

Pay attention to your energy when you scroll through pages of content. Check-in with yourself, ask yourself, do you feel drained? Sad? Angry? Upset? hopeless? If so don’t be afraid to unfollow or unsubscribe to content that’s harming or intruding on your peace, even if it’s a close friend or family member. Remember you are allowed to remove yourself from any entanglements that aren’t serving your highest good.

One of the awesome things about being online is that you get to create and choose what content you follow and consume, so why not fill it with things that inspire, uplift, empower, and motivate you?

Tip #6: MAKE A COMMITMENT TO NURTURE AND GROW

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This is the perfect time to make a commitment to health! Whenever we take even the smallest step towards health and well-being for ourselves it creates more peace and love in our life.

There exists now an amazing opportunity to invest in ourselves, to re-evaluate, to reflect, to reconcile, and to reboot. When have we ever had this opportunity for self-reflection?

It’s never happened in my lifetime and although these times can be filled with extreme fear and stress, this can also be the biggest blessing in disguise. Once any fear or anxiety is transmuted, this could be the ultimate opportunity to step into a higher octave in our lives. This can be what your body, mind, and soul have hungered for. The total reset. We can use this time to learn how to be still, to take a step back and gain newer perspectives.

To take inventory of our lives and see where there could be some adjustments. This is the perfect time to really listen to our hearts and redirect our paths to better serve ourselves and all those around us. This is a wonderful time to strengthen our ability to sit with discomfort and allow it to pass, giving you more trust and confidence in your abilities. Growing in the knowledge that “this too shall pass”.

Tough times come to evolve us, to show us our resiliency, we have no idea what we are made of until we actually have to go through it. We as a collective are being called to pay attention and clean our physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies.

This is the time we have been given to tap in and start the process. Wherever you are on your journey this time can serve you and humanity to the fullest. We must choose our healing and our health.

We can learn to surrender and trust as opposed to ignore and resist.

Tip #7: CREATE WAYS TO GIVE BACK

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This is a powerful tip! Some of you may be thinking, “I’m so tired and I barely have time, energy, or resources to help myself, let alone others”.

What if I told you the smallest acts of kindness are free and most often have the most impact?

Yes, it is true that we must first help ourselves in order to help others. By sharing your gifts of kindness and compassion you heal and create more peace for all parties involved, including yourself.

When we are helping others from our heart space we are raising our own vibration and thus have even more energy to serve with. There’s a time of servitude and a time for rest. A time for work and a time for play. It’s all about balance.

When we serve with an attitude of gratitude, (I know, so cliche!;) the magic that unfolds is truly remarkable. We all know that feeling of being able to help someone in need and no kind deed is ever wasted. Now more than ever we have opportunities as conscious communities to come together and create new ways of being and supporting one another.

We can create models that are inspiring examples for others to create their own. We are being called to see past our differences and unite, to serve one another as we move through this paradigm shift. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. It’s up to us to cultivate peace and love for the planet and as uncertain as times are, I, more than ever, have faith that we can create peace and love for all sentient beings. We are all in this together. Yes, with very different narratives and experiences, though that should not keep us from being supportive, compassionate, and loving with one another.

We can give back in a multitude of ways. Something as simple as a smile to a passerby, or writing a big check to pay someone’s rent for a month, if you’re able, delivering a meal to the sick and shut-in, or surprising a friend with a Venmo treat to a cup of coffee.

My point is that we can serve in any given moment by sending energetic support, financial support, emotional support, physical support in large or small ways. Every deed matters and is valuable. The key is to discern when and where you can give freely from your heart.

The Bottom Line

If I can leave everyone with one thing out of these seven, it is the importance of your self-care. The more you learn to nurture your soul by feeding yourself positive energy, community support, connection with your god-self/higher self, clean whole foods, exercise, time on activities that bring you joy, exposure to whatever nature you have access to, meditation/prayer and compassion for your journey, the more peace you will cultivate.

I hope you find this article helpful and useful. But mostly I hope you are able to cultivate your own peace.

Angela is an Empowerment Ambassador, Health and Wellness Advocate. She is a student and an example of holistic, spiritually enhanced and youthful living. Angela empowers people to live the heart's path and to believe that life doesn't require one to age quickly and live a life of illness. Writing articles for SOLANCHA Magazine is one of the ways she expresses her passion for inspiring people to become a happier and healthier version of themselves.

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The Flower of Life: The Meaning & Symbolism

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The Flower of life is seen every day on jewelry, wall art, altars, etc. It is a two-dimensional geometrical illustration composed of 19 overlapping circles of the same size. The overlapping circles are perfectly arranged to form what look like flower petals. The image starts with two overlapping circles before the rest are added on.

If it was possible to imagine perfection, it could be done through the Flower of Life. It is this symbol that perfectly represents the mechanism by which the universe works.

Leonardo Da Vinci and The Flower of Life

Many ancient-time artists have been fascinated by this symbol. One whose interest and works stand out is Leonardo Da Vinci, who was majorly interested in it for its mathematical implications.

Leonardo was a fanatic of geometry. It is not difficult to see why he was impressed by the Flower of life; it was very much in line with things that caught his attention. Most of his artwork also has aspects of sacred geometry in it.

One of Da Vinci’s famous works, the Vitruvian man, was inspired by the Flower. The Vitruvian man is shown to have multiple limbs, which are believed to imitate the Flower’s pattern of life.

The Significance of Flower of Life

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When we see it on our jewelry or as wall art, we are impressed by its beauty. However, the significance of the Flower of life goes beyond its elegance. This Flower signifies that everything originates from one primary source. The geometric pattern is sacred and depicts profound spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Many religions hold on to the belief that God created life. He is the higher being, the giver, and the taker of life. For some, God is a divine being, while for others, God is the universe. However, like all 19 circles in the Flower beginning from a single dot, God is the source of life.

The Flower also shows how all aspects of our lives are connected. The pattern shows that all aspects of life are rooted in a geometric plan with an origin in nature. The 19 circles in the Flower are perfectly arranged to create a six-fold symmetry, resulting in borderline hypnotic. Many spiritual practitioners use this pattern for their meditation, and you can also learn to apply it to your spiritual practices.

The Flower and the Origin of Life

The pattern of the Flower of life can be seen in different aspects of nature, such as real-time flower petals. This is evidence of how intentional the creation was. It shows that everything originates from a higher being, both people and nature.

The Flower also shows how everything originates from one source and expands its wings to the universe. If you look at the pattern carefully, you will notice the repetitiveness. This aspect represents the interconnectedness of life and the planet’s existence as a whole. And for the repetitiveness to occur, the first circle has to happen, which signifies the source. 

In real life, the source is the Divine creator.

Symbols such as vesica piscis show this repetitiveness and a sole source aspect. This symbol evolves from the seed of life, which then graduates to become the Flower of life. These are the ultimate building blocks of life and our entire existence.

The Flower is universal. Even if you are not a believer in higher power and beings or divine creators, the Flower of life still shows how it is deeply rooted in biology and science.

The Benefits

Many ancient civilizations, including the Egyptian and ancient Rome, have applied this symbol in different ways. You, too, can tap in to explore what it brings to life. These are some of its benefits that can transform your life.

#1: Reminds us of unity

We consider the Flower of life the most significant symbol of harmony and unity. This symbol has no beginning or end, unlike many other symbols. You can incorporate this into your spiritual journey.

When we get into a journey, we often forget our goals and fall back. For instance, if you start doing yoga today, tapping into the energy of the Flower of life can help keep the cycle going. To achieve the best, you need to keep that consistency going. The never-ending cycle of the Flower of life can help you keep pushing even if the barriers become overwhelming.

#2: Supports our sacred space

You can use the symbol to create a peaceful space for integrating the body and mind. Consider such a space where you go back over and over to find yourself. You can use that space to manifest yourself to your full potential. 

The Flower of life will help you stay in serenity for longer. The unified circles will forever remind you of the quietude that comes with the circle of love and success. 

#3: Can be used for meditation

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 Many people have trouble focusing their attention while trying to meditate. The Flower of life can help you focus on the moment and take your meditation practice to the next level.

One way people do this is to gaze at the flower of life painting hanging on the wall as they meditate. However, as you gaze at it, ensure you’re relaxed. Besides, gaze at more than just a specific fixed point. Breathe in and out gently to ensure your lower lungs are filled with air

These meditation techniques will help keep distractions at bay. If you are distracted, feel free to run back and focus on the Flower of life. This meditation can be very successful for people mesmerized by the beauty of the Flower of life.

Many people have also improved their focus while drawing the Flower of life. You can draw it as a form of mediation to help expand your awareness.

The Bottom Line

The Flower Of Life is one of the most fascinating symbols of Sacred Geometry. It represents a perfect order and the cyclicity that occurs in our lives. Use this symbol as a talisman to always remember balance and beauty, as well as to ensure a harmonious flow of energy.

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What is Ego Death? How and Why Does It Happen?

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Humans associate death with darkness, sorrow, and pain. It is just something many people are scared of. However, ego death goes the opposite way. The death of your ego comes with enlightenment, self-exploration, and going beyond the glass ceiling.

In simpler terms, the ego is the sense of self typically developed in earlier ages. It is a biological tool that helps us understand ourselves as separate beings. The problem appears when the ego takes on a level of programming that begins to impede the quality of life we live. This is why many people believe it needs to die.

But first:

What is Ego Death?

Many people think that ego death happens when we strip ourselves of the ego and live without it. No, the ego cannot die. What happens is that it becomes submissive to the awareness and direction of our higher selves so that it no longer controls our lives. The experience temporarily and instantaneously goes beyond and above our identities. By shifting your awareness above the perspective of the ego, you begin to realize that you are not the things you have identified with before.

The death of your ego comes with much self-awakening and peace; you want to experience it. It is one of the most beautiful experiences you could have if you truly understand your spiritual path. Such an experience, however, may feel horrific for people who do not understand their spiritual path or people who resist the experience.

Why Seek It?

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People are now going out of their way to experience ego death. It has become part of the spiritual journey for many people.

Here are some reasons to seek an ego death experience:

#1: Improved self-control

People often think that ego death is just for people unsatisfied with their mental wellness. Even if you are confident with your state, its demise can change your perception, eventually leading you to much clarity and success.

#2: Easier time breaking even

Our perception and identification limit us from going to other levels. Our ego keeps us in a mindset that limits us. It may feel like we are living in an unknown shell. Detaching yourself from the ego or shrinking it will allow you to crush your current sense of self that limits your abilities.

#3: Acquire a new you

We often have a rigid way of identifying ourselves. You will easily break even if you realize you differ from the sum of the labels you previously put on yourself. You will be in a much more powerful position to question things you believe in and go out of your way to seek peace and clarity. It is an excellent tool for breaking world constructs such as race or religion, which are often deeply rooted in mind and consciousness.

Stages of Ego Death

The death of the ego is different for everyone. This all starts from the triggers of the first stages and later the intense stages before you fully settle into the awakening. The first triggers may differ, but as the experience progresses, the stages become identical.

 Here are the stages you will most likely go through:

Stage 1: Spiritual awakening

The ego is deeply rooted in your spiritual being. The first step is your awakening from the ego’s power over you.

Stage 2: Dark night of the soul

In this second stage, you seek to understand things. This is after you accept the awakening that comes with the first stage. This stage is characterized by questioning things that now appear different from what they did before. It can be a confusing stage as many things now start revealing themselves to you.

Stage 3: Exploration and curiosity

In the third stage, you explore more to fill the void in your soul and being. This stage allows you to live in a space of more peace and enlightenment.

Stage 4: Soul growth and enlightenment

This stage allows you to settle in your newly found peace and awakening. Here, you have explored yourself profoundly and now know more about your true self. You will realize that you have already let go of many of your old patterns and habits. This stage has no fighting and battling with your ego, as you already have your new true identity.

How to Achieve Ego Death?

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You need to understand some things before you seek to kill your ego. For instance, why do you want to experience it? Understand that a spiritual ego is not something casual. You want to go in entirely understanding why you want to do it and the consequences of taking the path.

Many people intentionally seek ego death. Deliberately seeking it can be dangerous; proceed with caution. Ensure you are ready for it before you dive right in. If you are sure of your intentions, you can take the paths that lead to the death of your ego.

With all this imperatively said and done, you can proceed and trigger an ego death. Here are some of the ways people do it:

  • Attending spiritual retreats and workshops that guide you through it;
  • Performing specific types of breathing exercises and meditation practices;
  • Following the teachings of spiritual teachers rooted in spiritual awakening;
  • Entering altered states of consciousness, which may involve meditation, dancing, chanting, and other mystical paths; 
  • Getting involved in mystical, spiritual traditions that offer pathways to ego death.      

What Does the Death of Ego Feel Like? 

You might want to know what ego death feels like before you go for it. Your feelings will definitely be intense. It may feel horrific or exciting, or an alternation between the two. People often experience both extremes while undergoing this death.

What Next? 

After an ego death comes rebirth. A new you will be born with no barriers that limit your journey and abilities. Such death powerfully awakens the mind making your life change forever.

Ego death is not the end of spiritual awakening but rather a new beginning of deeper purpose and meaning.

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Self-limiting Beliefs: How to Overcome Fear and Break Our Limitations

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Earlier in life, I was always afraid of senior career positions. I used to apply for junior and entry-level jobs even after many years of employment because I didn’t believe I could handle the senior ranks. Yet each time a senior position became vacant, I was the first person the boss would contact. They saw my potential, but I could never see it because of my self-limiting beliefs. 

Eventually, I would find a reason to decline the promotion. What are you struggling with?

Believe it or not, we all battle with self-limiting beliefs. Are you fearful of signing up for that mortgage because you’re so scared you might not pay it fully? Or is committing to a relationship an uphill task for you?

In this article, I will discuss this fear within us and share practical tips for overcoming these self-limiting beliefs. 

What are Self-limiting Beliefs?

Fact: There are no limits to what you can achieve except for the limits you set in your mind. And this is what sets humans apart. Some people become iconic leaders while others amass massive wealth, yet some still struggle in life. This is one way of looking at it. For you and me, think of the small challenges you encounter in life. Are you truly incapable of handling them, or are you just afraid of trying and failing? 

Self-limiting beliefs are self-developed thoughts, consciously or subconsciously, that we use to convince ourselves that we can’t do something because we are afraid of failing or getting hurt. Consequently, we don’t even allow ourselves to try. Such limiting thoughts are one of the biggest preventers of achieving our goals. And that’s why we need to learn to control and eventually overcome them. So how do we do that?

Practical Steps to Overcome Self-limiting Beliefs

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#1: Identify Your Limiting Belief(s)

What are you so afraid of and why? 

  • Are you scared of getting married because your father abused your mom? 
  • Are you afraid of getting kids because your parents abandoned you when you were little? 
  • Are you afraid of management positions at work because you feel voiceless?

Identifying your self-made limits is your first step to overcoming them. You will need to use your intelligence and accept vulnerability, more like healing your inner child.

#2: Work On Your Confidence

There are several ways to develop self-confidence. The easiest is the use of positive affirmations. The idea is to re-condition your mind into believing what you had otherwise categorized as impossible. You could also apply the law of attraction. Anything you focus your mind on without a shred of doubt eventually comes to be. If you constantly think about boldness, confidence, and assertion, you eventually become bolder, more confident, and more assertive.  

Self-confidence enables us to move out of our comfort zone. We are no longer afraid to try because we believe in our potential. And even if you fail, you believe you can win tomorrow. Besides, you become your own cheerleader and no longer seek approval from others. That’s how powerful we become when we are confident from the inside.  

#3: Set New Goals

Be realistic and set achievable targets. However, always have one clear goal at all times that you’re working towards. That goal should be the most significant on your list. Also, note that big goals are good, but they can demotivate you. Divide these goals into smaller tasks that you can easily achieve. 

For every achievement, your mind registers a win and naturally handles the next task with ease. This way, you find yourself accomplishing tasks you never imagined were possible and consequently become unstoppable in achieving your lifelong dreams. 

#4: Challenge Your Thoughts

Why do you give yourself bad labels such as “I am stupid, slow, worthless, ugly, useless,” etc.? Is it because someone in your past called you that? Did they really have a solid basis to give you that label? How well do they know you? Have they seen the woman or man you have become lately? 

Asking your inner self such questions helps you to look at the other side of the coin. For example, just because my skin has acne doesn’t mean I’m ugly. It’s just one of the many stages in life. And just because I have mobility challenges doesn’t mean I am useless. I still have the brain and hands to write my next bestseller. Challenge your thoughts, whether good or bad, and you will realize that not every gospel you hear is factual. 

#5: Develop an Alternative Plan

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We don’t have control over our limiting beliefs because they provide a soft fallback. We don’t take risks because we fear getting hurt or hurting others. Say, for example, you’re afraid of getting kids because you’re scared you’ll never be a good mom. Instead of dwelling on being single for the rest of your life, how about you start accommodating other kids in your home and see how well you nurture them? 

You can request your siblings or friends to drop off their toddlers over the weekend and dedicate your energy to looking after them just as if they were your own. After a few months, your natural motherly instincts will start to kick in, and who knows, you might start looking at kids differently. 

If you’re afraid of public speaking because you feel invisible or you’re afraid your voice is not good enough, how about you start by recording podcasts?

Or, if you constantly feel worthless, how about starting a small project that gives you a sense of belonging? Like donating your coffee to a homeless person every morning. Or helping an elderly neighbor water their flowers every weekend. 

The Bottom Line

It’s very easy to develop self-limiting beliefs, especially with a rough childhood or a traumatic past. Our mind is constantly working to protect our fragile ego from getting hurt again. However, the sooner you realize how much you have been missing in your quest to play safe, the sooner you need to break these limiting thoughts and redefine yourself. Your potential starts and ends in your mind. Dare to dream again and develop unshakable confidence because only you can do it. 

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