Listen to “Improve Your Life by Removing Subconscious Negativity”.
Neuroscience has shown that at least 95% of our thoughts and decisions originate at the subconscious level of the mind. These subconscious thoughts create the perceptual filters through which we respond to life’s challenges. So, while we may be mostly unaware of their influence on us, our subconscious beliefs mostly ‘direct’ our observable actions and behaviours. They form the basis for our actions and reactions to each new situation in our lives.
Whether you realize it or not, everyone carries a mental blueprint of themselves at a subconscious level. Consciously, you might not recognize it, but deep down, it is within all of us.
What are false or negative beliefs?
False or negative beliefs are beliefs we have about ourselves, others or things that are untrue and limiting. Since they live in our subconscious, we may not be aware of them and how they affect our daily lives.
Negative beliefs include the self-limiting and self-critical ideas you may have about yourself, that not only weaken your sense of self-worth, but also hold you back from taking advantage of positive experiences, opportunities, or relationships.
Here are some of the core beliefs which can be programmed into our subconscious:
- Not good enough (I am not safe)
- Not good enough (I don’t belong)
- Not good enough (I have no value, I am worthless)
- Not good enough ( I am powerless)
- Not good enough (I am wrong, I am unsure)
- Not good enough (My life is out of balance)
Your self-image is your perception of the sort of person you think you are. Our self-images start forming at an early age and can take over our entire lives if we let them. The good news is, whatever has been programmed in can be deprogrammed or reprogrammed.
The first step in harnessing the power of your subconscious mind is to eliminate the thoughts that are loaded with negative emotions. You need to stop the negative self-talk or at least make sure that it is not loaded with emotions.
If you received the message from your family that your essential worth depended exclusively on what you could get done, your grades, or how much money you could earn, then you may have already been shackled by this onerous programming. Don’t worry, though, there is a way out.
Your relationship with yourself is the most defining factor in shaping the kind of life you live. The less you love yourself, listen to yourself, and understand yourself, the more confused, angry, and frustrating your reality will be.
Remember, you are good enough! And you can become the best version of yourself: stronger, healthier, happier and more confident.
Loving yourself is more than just a state of mind—it’s also a series of actions and habits that you embed into your everyday life. This journey is very similar to working out at the gym. You can’t get results right away, or be disappointed if you haven’t noticed any improvement after the first week.
It takes time to strengthen your muscles, increase stamina and feel stronger. The same is true for exercising your mental muscles.
You need to work out your mental muscles repetitively and consistently to ensure a long-lasting subconscious mind shifting. When you make good choices regularly, a snowball effect begins where your perceived self-image improves, and with it your confidence. You’ll feel a shift on the inside, that you are living with more purpose than before, and consistently doing what fulfils you or makes you feel good will naturally help you to connect to yourself.
Your inner work needs to centre on being kinder to yourself. Be aware that once you change your negative self-talk to positive, and start believing the positive things you tell yourself—you really can change your life for the better.