I read all the time so I’m going to start sharing posts about books I’ve enjoyed or found really interesting.
Over the weekend I read Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
The basic message is that we each have a subconscious mind that we’re largely (mostly or nearly always) unaware of, formed in childhood but that continues to run in the background.
This subconscious mind is where our limiting beliefs live and hide, influencing our behavior, feelings and actions. Imagine a 7 or 8 year old you at the steering wheel of your life experience. Kinda terrifying.
For as long as we’re unaware of our subconscious patterns and beliefs they remain hidden and we can’t change them. They only get their power by staying in the shadows hidden from our view. Light and awareness weaken and can dissolve them.
The book asserts that meditation is a tool we can use to access the subconscious to illuminate, witness, and re-program our beliefs. I’m a huge fan of meditation and there are tons of variations on it so my suggestion is to try out different methods and find one that resonates, the one offered in the book or another method. There’s no one size fits all meditation practice.
In my own journey I’ve absolutely discovered limiting beliefs I was totally unaware of and that’s truly the first step to changing and evolving. If you’re on your own journey of self-discovery you may enjoy Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.
There are also tons of videos on YouTube with talks or interviews with the author Dr Joe Dispenza so those may be of interest as well.
I also found synergy between this book and the Road Back to You about the enneagram (Post about that book), both of which address patterns our child selves adopted that can wreak absolute havoc in our adult lives. Or at the very least hold us back from shining as our truest, fullest and most unique selves…..which is what we are here to do.
The best part about all of this – we are NOT destined to forever and always perpetuate old, outdated or limiting patterns and beliefs.
Personally, I LOVED this book and found it to add another layer of awareness very much in line with what I’ve already been learning and integrating these past few years.
I caught myself allowing the opinions of others to stop me from sharing this book. Staying small to stay safe is one of my old limiting beliefs. It’s progress for me to catch it in action so…..progress, not perfection.
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