meus intuitus

limiting beliefs

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I just read a blog about limiting beliefs and it has made me realize the dangers of my cynical view of people.  “Limiting beliefs are statements about life that we are emotionally invested in. They color our thoughts, feelings and choices. They skew our perceptions and influence our actions—so that the consequences we get reinforce them.”

What is it that I believe?  I believe that, in general, people are zombies.  People are unaware of themselves, people are unreflective, and people have nothing to offer me.  The guy standing in line in front of me?  Probably a douchebag.  The girl with him?  Probably an airhead.  This is what I believe…  Not all the time, but far too often I realize now.

For sure, there are many douchebags and airheads in this world, but I can’t go through life considering every stranger so harshly—if nothing else, it’s far too much negativity to carry around.  From now on, I will assume the best rather than the worst in the average stranger.

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Written by meusintuitus

January 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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  1. Congratulations! I’m so happy about your realization.

    I used to believe that making a difference is next to impossible.

    You just proved me wrong.

    howtolivehappily

    January 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  2. Is it more important to reconsider judging others than reconsidering judging yourself? I recently watched a good movie and it had a message : “Love Yourself First”. What I am trying to say is perhaps concentrating on what is present rather than what is missing – that could be the key to breaking the limits

    dshirshov

    April 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm


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