“The old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ isn’t always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.” —Richard Carlson
I couldn’t sleep the other night, and as I was sitting in my rocking chair… I had a thought that caused me to think deeply about an attitude/belief that has been running insidiously beyond my conscious awareness… Is It Too Good To Be True? I ask myself, and the answer that comes back could be the end of allowing more expansion of personal expression and love to flow in my life.
I recognized this idea as part of a conditioned belief system that was not serving my highest good and that I was behaving as though it was a “truism.” I was shocked as to the extent of how limiting and self-defeating this attitude is that I had adopted in my life so very long ago.
I asked myself as to where this idea came from, and as I see it, there are certain ideas that are so conditioned in our culture that trying to figure out the origin is a wasted and absurd attempt to understand more of the crazy that prevails in our head.
We have been trained to think so little of ourselves, and that “rocking” our power and potential to live a big life is somehow a sin and we are selfish if we have dreams of living a creatively actualized life. How dare you think that you can actually make your dreams come true the voices ring… “WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN DO, AND ARE FAILING? YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME!”
You may remember echoes in your head of these conditioned beliefs. Forget that you are passionate about living your life in accordance with your true heart’s desires and listen to the naysayers… NO, I say! Listen to the calling of your soul, and let go of anyone telling you that you can’t pursue a bigger life, and evolve into a grander version of you.
I believe this type of thinking is at the heart of much of the reason we keep ourselves down… not allowing opportunities to manifest in our life. Do you know that you are worthy of joy, success, and the personal empowerment that living in alignment with your truest desires can bring to you? What are you telling yourself out of fear? Do you perhaps believe that you are undeserving? You sabotage yourself with this thinking.
I am here to support you, believe in yourself. Wishing you love and the freedom to be “you.” RJ
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