Whether they’re shaped by our society, the media or past experiences, the limiting stories we spin and the tales we tell ourselves can rule our lives and shift our focus from what’s really important. They can sap our joy and keep us asleep to life’s beautiful moments.
They can negatively affect our relationships. And they can leave us clinging to external reinforcers and mistakenly assuming that our lives are all wrong (or wrong in one area, which still becomes all-consuming).
In her book, Love Has Wings: Free Yourself from Limiting Beliefs and Fall in Love with Life, author and spiritual teacher Isha Judd helps readers destroy some of the most common illusions that hinder our lives.
According to Judd, while the word “destruction” has a negative connotation, it actually welcomes wisdom and strips away the white noise that distracts us from just being and enjoying life.
Below are two common illusions from Judd’s book, along with how you can empower yourself by destroying them and shifting your perspective.