The lie I want to address today is about the limits we place on ourselves. For whatever reason, we may subconsciously limit what we can do (“I can’t get any other kind of job. This is all I know how to do.”), what we can have (“I don’t want too much money. I wouldn’t know what to do with it all.”), or what we can accomplish (“I’m not as smart as some. I don’t need another college degree.”). As I have written before, we say a lot of things to ourselves without even realizing what we’re saying. What we say becomes our belief.
“The beliefs you hold to be true make up the fabric of your experience. The stronger those beliefs, the more they seem unshakeable, and the more you will find evidence to support them.” (“How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs”) I love this statement because it emphasizes that the limits we place on ourselves are not imposed upon us by experiences or environment, circumstances or society. Though these things certainly influence us, the truth is that we create our own set of beliefs. The beliefs we create define our limits.
Moringa has a new line of essential oils called Améo. They have named one of their oil blends “Life Unlimited” and when I read the product description I knew I needed to borrow from the text to create my new motto:
“It is my intention to live life unlimited, which includes improved health and nutrition, an active lifestyle, personal development, and financial freedom. These principles are built upon and lived one day at a time. It is my intention to start and end each day with focus, living in the zone as I work to achieve my dreams. I feel my best, I look my best, I am my best self, and I have the energy and vitality needed to enjoy it.”
These statements are so powerful for me because along the road of my healing journey I have found lots of limitations, and I made them. Every time I repeat this motto, I am infused with a new sense that I really only have limits because I create them. It tells me that I do not need to limit myself, and that whatever beliefs I have come to accept over time can now be changed. There is no limit to what I can have, do, or be, if it’s really what I want.
Someday I will have a cool life experience to illustrate this point. For now, I’m working on changing my limitations. I’m doing it one day at a time.