Our beliefs determine what is right or wrong; they decide how we should behave and what matters in life. If we believe something is bad or that there is a ‘right’ way to behave, chances are high that we are passing our beliefs on to others.This starts at a very young age.
Our beliefs generally define what is possible for us. If we wish to change and expand our way of living and reacting, questioning them is vital. When we don’t do that, we often feel out of control and helpless to what is happening in our lives.
Many beliefs appear to be common; I hear them frequently mentioned by clients, such as: “People should keep their promises”; “There is not enough time”; “I need to know my life’s purpose”; “I don’t belong”; “I have to work hard”, etc.
When we question these beliefs and stop making them facts, our lives become more honest and enjoyable.
Many of them find their root in fears and are usually based on limiting ideas of what makes us safe and happy and how best to avoid disappointment. When we question our belief, we come to terms with past events and understand how the past frequently influences the present.
It takes a lot of honesty to question ones beliefs, and finding out whether they are true or a way of coping with what is going in life. It is worthwhile seeing things as they are and not what we think they should be.