I have a system of beliefs, most of them dogma, but the one belief that is hardest for me, is belief in myself. I know I’m not alone with this problem, because so many of us are still asleep. We are sleeping our way through our lives, while our dreams are withering away, as they lie dormant deep within our souls.
I had to learn a new belief system. I had to find a way to start believing in myself again, and to start dreaming again. Dreams can come true. Walt Disney taught us that when we were kids, but how do we change our minds after years of being dream dead?
- Paying Attention
This was the first step for me. I had to start paying attention to my thoughts. What am I saying to myself? Our thoughts are so powerful, and we aren’t even controlling them. We let them run wild on ourselves all day long, and believe me; most of mine to myself were horrible. I was constantly telling myself I wasn’t good enough, or that I didn’t deserve happiness. I was killing my dreams from the inside out by telling myself all these lies. Being mindful of what you are saying to yourself on a daily basis is a key factor in waking back up to your dreams. Our thoughts will get out of control, and take over our minds if we don’t get control over them. I know for a fact my thoughts were destroying my dreams.
- Cut Off the T.V.
Our minds soak up every bit of information that surrounds us, whether we are aware of it or not. Our subconscious minds run our lives. The subconscious mind is more powerful than our conscious mind. I use to watch the news, and Even-though I would be on my phone googling something, my subconscious mind was paying attention to every negative word the news was saying, and we all know how negative the media is. Lets not even play, and act like its full of positive vibes. The news does an exceptional job at filling us full of fear, and anxiety, but that’s another story for another time. The point here is that the television was wreaking havoc on my subconscious mind, and I had to get rid of that negativity, so off went the news, and any other show that wasn’t helping me expand my positivity.
- Out with the Old, and In with the New
Breaking Bad Habits.
When turning off the television happened in my life, I realized what bad habits needed to be broken. I had to stop binge watching T.V., and start focusing on learning new things. I stopped watching things that no longer served my new way of thinking, and I started watching documentaries about the things I knew would help me grow, and wake up. I started watching shows about the Law of Attraction, and spiritual enlightenment, so I could learn new habits, and reprogram my mind.
I started filling my mind with new positive information. I started listening to motivational speeches, and watching inspirational films that reignited my passions, and dreams. I started feeling more alive, and more motivated each day I would do this. This is an every day job. I have to constantly do this to keep reprogramming my subconscious mind, if not I fail, and failure is no longer an option for me.
I still struggle with this, because lets face it, finding time in this busy world is still hard for me. Life has gotten so fast paced. There are always a million things that have to be done in a day, and I have to keep reminding myself to sit still, and be quiet every day. I believe in Divine guidance, and if my mind is not quiet, I cannot hear it. Some of the smartest people in the world have stated that they meditate, like Einstein, and Nikola Tesla. If you don’t know who they are, please Google that, NOW.
Meditation is a learned habit, and practice is key here. It also helps me to rejuvenate after a day where I let the stress of life surface back up to bother me once again. I’m not perfect, and I stumble like a real human being Every Day. These are new habits I have to make for myself, and that I think are crucial to changing our mindset.
I have to say to myself every day “I can do this”. EVERY DAY!!! This is not a game to me; this is my dream life. This is the life where I can spend time with family, travel the world, meet new like-minded people, and not have to sit behind that old wooden desk for the next thirty years. If I’m not going to believe in myself, then this is pointless. All this hard work is for nothing, if I don’t tell myself that I can do this. I CAN!!! Those words are so important in changing your mind-set, and waking up from the dream death. If we don’t believe in ourselves, then we are doomed to be forever dream dead. Our dreams will be lying dormant within us, forever crying out to be woken up, if we don’t take control of our minds.
I Can is powerful. It helps me reprogram my mind to believe again. “I can do this”.