We may know that we are good, productive, kind, loving, honest, respectful people who can take care of ourselves. We may be aware that there might be situations that can be more challenging than others ~ yet on the whole we will get by just fine!
At the same time we may believe that we are ‘stupid’ because it took us a little longer to learn to read when we were 6 or 7 years old. We may believe that we are ‘no-good people’, because we didn’t fit the environment we grew up in very well. We may even have come to the conclusion on a deep inner level that love hurts; that those who are less than honest and trick the system of society get further in life; or that respect is a fear-based sentiment...
These believes more often than not are things we were told by others, or shown by others when we grew up. And when we are told something over and over and over again, chances are that ~ at least on some level ~ we start believing it to be true.
So we may end up having two, completely different perspectives on who we are, on our abilities.
And where what we know to be true is stored in our ratio ~ in our logical, conscious mind ~ what we believe to be true is stored in our subconscious mind, the mind of our dreams; the mind that takes over the moment we are not consciously thinking about something.
The result is that, unless we consciously decide to do so, the things we believe to be true are never measured against the things we know to be true. This then, can put us in a situation where we are totally ‘with it’ when we are logically, consciously presenting ourselves ~ yet as soon as we direct our focus elsewhere we start projecting the subconscious picture of ourselves that we, on that deep inner level, believe to be true...
A duality like that can well become a major obstacle on our personal path; a definite challenge in our day-to-day lives.
For many people the answer to just one question, when answered with absolute honesty, is enough to help them become aware of a ‘knowing vs believing challenge’ in their lives:
“ I know I can do that. Do I believe I can do that?”
Others may want to get help from a practitioner or coach specializing in bringing what you believe to be true closer to what you know to be true.
Either way, the closer what you know to be true and what you believe to be true are to one another ~ the easier live gets to be!
(first published March 1, 2011 on http://anneclaires.blogspot.nl/)