Owning Your Own Life
AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I am in control of my own life, I own it and I take full responsibility that comes with it.
As I was skimming through some notes today from my classes at the University of Santa Monica, I was reminded of these Common Irrational Beliefs that some of us choose to participate in from time to time.
1. “It is essential that one be loved or approved of by virtually everyone in his life’s community.”
2. “One must be perfectly competent, adequate, and achieving to consider himself worthwhile.”
3. “Some people are bad, wicked, or villainous and therefore should be blamed or punished.”
4. “It is a terrible catastrophe when things are not as one wants them to be.”
5. “Unhappiness is caused by outside circumstances, and the individual has no control over it.”
6. “Dangerous or fearsome things are causes for great concern, and their possibility must be continually dwelt upon.”
7. “It is easier to avoid certain difficulties and self-responsibilities than to face them.”
8. “One should be dependent on others and must have someone stronger on whom to rely.”
9. “Past experiences and events are the determiners of present behavior; the influence of the past cannot be eradicated.”
10. “One should be quite upset over other people’s problems or disturbances.”
11. “There is always a right or perfect solution to every problem and it must be found or the results will be catastrophic.”
Do any of these resonate with you? In what ways can you bring yourself from ego-centric thinking to a more Soul-Centered way of thinking?
If I catch myself engaging in any of these Irrational Beliefs, I remind myself that how I respond to ANY issue is the issue and knowing that the world is my projection, therefore the trappings (or blessings) of my own mind, I am able to see things as they are, thus knowing there is no such thing as the “right” anything.