Have you ever felt stuck? Stuck in a certain situation, or stuck at your place in life? Are you unhappy where you are but just don’t know how to improve things so that you can be happy and live a better life? The desire for more or for better than you are currently experiencing is natural. Spirit, which is in each one of us, is always seeking greater expansion.
We were not put on this earth to struggle, to live a non-fulfilling life of drudgery. You don’t need to feel guilty because you want more or aren’t happy where you are. Recognize that it is your spirit that is seeking more for you. Just because you want something other than what you have, doesn’t mean you’re not grateful for what you have. You can be grateful and still want something else. If fact, when we’re not grateful for what we already have, then we aren’t ready to receive more.
To move forward and find the freedom you desire and deserve, ask yourself, “What is holding me back?” When understanding how our thinking controls our life, one can realize it usually comes down to our own limiting beliefs. These beliefs may not even have originated within you. Well-meaning parents often pass down limiting beliefs they’ve inherited. Parents raised during the depression are more apt to have a scarcity mindset. They think you have to get a good job and work hard to make money and are often conservative. Culture, economic conditions, adversity and world events all play a large role in forming limiting beliefs, and they are passed down because these beliefs have been bought into. These parents were doing the best they knew how with the awareness that they had.
Now you know better. You don’t have to accept these beliefs, this habitual way of thinking. You can create a better life for yourself. Start by allowing yourself to dream. Think about what it is you really want. What do you dream about in your heart of hearts? What gets you excited? What do you love to do? Find your passions in your dreams. Then visualize yourself in what you dream. See yourself there. Write, think and say what your dream is in the present tense, like it’s already happened. Repeat it over and over. This is the basis to changing habits, to changing thinking and attracting what you want into your life. That’s how you make your dream a reality.
Whatever challenges are presented, are opportunities for growth. The lessons learned after going through or overcoming a challenge allow one to become bigger than they were. When coming out on the other side of that lesson, you’re not the same, you’ve grown in some way and have more clarity, a better sense of direction as you discover what you do or don’t want. Learning what you don’t want, helps to bring clarity about what you do want. Always look for the lesson in a challenge. There is always something good to come from it. You may have to dig just a little deeper to find it. A challenge is just a learning experience where you will come out on the other side, a better person.
Never let your challenges take away your dreams. The vision of what can be will give you the strength to carry on through the difficulties. Know that if you can dream it, you can do it. Your freedom is just on the other side of breaking through whatever challenge or problem you may be encountering in your life. The freedom and life you seek is waiting for you. Change your mind, change your thinking and take action to move forward in your life and you will find the freedom that you truly desire and that you totally deserve.
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