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I know it, but I cannot live it. Why?

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

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All change occurs in the unconscious mind. This is why we often understand things consciously but this understanding does not necessarily lead to a change in our behaviour. For example, some people have an incredible amount of data stored away regarding nutrition and exercise and how these two things can lead to a healthy body but they do not eat healthy or exercise. Their behaviour is the opposite of what we might expect considering how much knowledge they have.

It is rarely the amount of information a person has that leads them to make healthier food choices or exercise regularly. Just like it is not a thorough understanding of how exercise impacts weight loss that motivates people to go to the gym. Many people that work out consistently do not concern themselves with the science behind why they are becoming leaner and stronger.

It is not our ability to rationalize why something makes sense that causes us to modify our behaviour in a positive way. If it were, we would all be able to altar our behaviour based on the numerous inspirational quotes we see posted on social media. Each time we agree with a post that tells that "we are in control of our emotions" or "to cut toxic people out of our lives" we would behave exactly in line with the post that we eagerly liked or shared. But does this always happen? Do we behave in a way that is consistent with what we believe makes sense?

I recently saw a post on social media that said "our past is a lesson, not a life sentence." I believe that most people understand the wisdom in that statement. But does this wisdom automatically mean we will behave in accordance with it?

Life would be much easier if it were that easy. What is required is an exploration of our unconscious beliefs and not necessarily what we agree with consciously. Beliefs that we hold about ourselves and the world we live in are what drives our behaviour. Beliefs that only allow us to interpret information in a way that is consistent with those beliefs. An examination through the use of NLP and Hypnosis can expose limiting beliefs in a powerful life changing way.

If we eat excessively, create anxiety, sadness or any other destructive way of being we can ask ourselves where this comes from. Do we choose to behave in these destructive ways? Do we choose negative emotions such as sadness, fear or anger? Consciously, we don't choose such states. If we did not choose it consciously, where did it come from? It comes from our unconscious mind.

Sure, we may understand that emotional pain from our past does not have to effect us in the present as this is not a difficult concept to grasp consciously. Unfortunately, much of our behaviour is coming from what we believe unconsciously.

What does your unconscious mind believe about your capabilities to create the life you desire? Answering this question can be the start of a better life. 📷ReplyForward

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