As human beings, we can never know reality.
We can only know our perceptions of reality.
We experience and respond to the world around us primarily through our sensory representational systems.
As we know, our brain has the ability to represent what happens in the world.
However this internal representation isn’t precisely what happens because of the filtering and personalization of the brain.
In modern society we often feel trapped in feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt, depression. Yes, it’s true, we may not change our history but we can change how we internally represent and perceive a memory.
In our life we develop beliefs. A belief is simply something we accept as true.
We installed most of our core beliefs in our childhood. Parents, peers, teachers, the media formed our beliefs even before we reached an age where we had enough maturity to choose which beliefs we wanted and which ones we didn’t want.
Our mind will attract what we believe to be true.
So, if we keep attracting what we don’t want it’s because those things are inside us.
We can say that we interpret everything through “mental maps” that are representations of the “territory” (the reality that surrounds us).
The problem is that we seldom question the accuracy of our maps.
Our attitudes and behaviors are reflections of those assumptions. We fail to understand that we can never know reality but only our perception of it.
It is not reality that limits us or empowers us; rather it is the mental map we create of reality.
And this is good news, because while we can’t change reality, we can change our maps, we can change the way we perceive things.
So the question is: why don’t we represent things in a way that empower ourselves, rather than creating limitation?
Yes, the trick is just that: start to question, to doubt your limiting beliefs and start supporting the ones that empower you.