The way we look at life determines our thoughts and experiences and we are responsible for both. The bigger picture will always present us with an opportunity to change the way we see the world, but we must first cut through the belief system we have created for ourselves.
The limits we have are the ones we create and place on ourselves. Because we fail to explore the possibilities that lie beyond our conscious thoughts, we block finding the answers to some of the issues we deal with. The thoughts we create are determined by our beliefs.
We look at events and situations and interpret other people’s thoughts and feelings through our own set of beliefs. Our beliefs include past experiences, our culture, our values and faith that help us form our beliefs about ourselves and other people.
That’s fine, but it can mean we get stuck, if the meaning we give to events is based upon other people’s values, rather than our own. If our core values are solely based upon someone else’s values and beliefs, our values and beliefs will be based on what those people want and not on what we want for ourselves and those determine our experiences.
Our experiences need to be based on our own wants and needs and not what others have taught us to think about. Growing up, we’re not always taught to think for ourselves, often we’re taught to follow family values.