Redesign your mind, redesign your life.
I wanted to break down something that's helped me understand how to change my beliefs, and ultimately my behaviors, for a better life.
As much as we hear about eliminating limiting beliefs and reprogramming, we're not taught to understand how it works on a scientific level. To me, science is the language of spirituality. It's how we seek to understand what we cannot fully understand.
The brain is a powerful and efficient instrument. It's constantly maximizing its potential (our potential) by designing patterns for thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors that we often experience. Since we run these paths regularly, the brain doesn't want to "think" about them so it stores them in the memory we have reserved for our subconscious mind. It tucks them away, filed under unseen and unaware.
Most of us have been roaming this planet for some time now so that mechanism has created a pretty large backlog. So big, that 95% of the way we're moving through this world is operating based on this automation. And honestly, that's a beautiful thing that can really free up the mind for welcoming in novelty, creativity, and presence.
But, if that instrument is playing songs that no longer serve us, we need to bring it to our conscious awareness. Resurface it from the archives, have a close listen, and decide if we want to change the song or drop the whole genre entirely and try a new one.
It's reverse engineering. That music was conscious at one point, it took some practice and repetition to perfect it, then it was moved to the background. Thinking to doing to being.
It's our job to identify our thoughts, emotions, and feelings (being) by becoming a curious observer of how we’re behaving (doing) and bringing it back to our conscious awareness (thinking). Once it’s back to the starting point, we can redesign. Placing a new belief into our consciousness (thinking), then practicing and repeating it often (doing), until it becomes easy and effortless. Until it becomes a new way of being. A new version of ourselves. A new mind and a new life by our own design.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.