Who’s directing your life…your adult self or childhood programming?
You may be an adult, but maybe it is your childhood programming that is creating your behaviours, habits, thoughts and direction in life.
Understanding your conscious and subconscious mind is a must if you want to create change.
About 5% of our behaviour is driven by our conscious mind and 95% of our behavior by our subconscious mind. By around the age of 7 our personality is formed, our model of the world, what we think, and our main belief systems are formed. So think about that. You may be 30, 40, 50 or 60 but still have the same programming that was in place that you had when you were 7 years old unless you have done the work to update it.
If you have repetitive thoughts and beliefs running from your programming like “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not smart enough”, “It’s too hard”, “I can’t” etc (inner critic thoughts and beliefs) you are creating grooves in your brain that naturally default to be hard on yourself and you can only change that when you work on creating new patterns of thought. New neural pathways.
Have you heard the term: neurons that fire together wire together?
Neural pathways are the basis of your habits of thinking, feeling, and behaviour. They are what you believe to be true and why you do what you do. The more often you have a particular thought, the more automatic and easier it is for the same thought to recur. Which means you need to be mindful of what you’re firing your neural pathways with as it becomes automatic!
Every thought you think and feeling you feel, strengthens the circuitry in your brain AKA neural pathways. The question is: what are these pathways being strengthened with: thoughts and feelings that serve you well or thoughts and feelings from your programming that don’t really belong to you?
article and Credit~Belinda Anderson