Breakthroughs can come when we realize what our beliefs are and then question them.
Which can be scary.
I'm listening to Jennifer Warnes sing "Famous Blue Raincoat" and reading the lyrics, and it is this line that made me think about the beliefs that hold us back -
"I thought it was there for good so I never tried."
I also read part of the book Toxic Parents recently, which talks about family beliefs. That was an insight for me, because I've been working on changing my thoughts for a long time, but never thought about changing my beliefs.
Beliefs are the things that hide under our thoughts.
We don't have to have the same beliefs as our parents.
I wrote about believing in God in my last post. This is a belief that differs from my parents and this struggle to accept my belief has been a tough one for me. The things that I was told as a child are deeply ingrained in me, and it is an emotional fight against them. Note, that the fight is emotional. The logical part of it is easy. I know what is right and wrong. I know the direction that I want my life to go in. But my emotions still put up a fight.
I am winning. Little steps.