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Breaking Through Two Common Limiting Beliefs

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
Associate Editor

Breaking Through 2 Common Limiting BeliefsWhether 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.

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Breaking Through Two Common Limiting Beliefs

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  1. In our work with patients suffering with chronic illness, Ms. Tartakovsky describes a process which I have observed to be 100% true.

    The examples of the differences between being a victim and a creator are absolutely perfect. Because such a subtle shift in thinking is why, all other medical variables being equal, some people heal and others do not.

    Are you a victim? Listen carefully to the words you choose when speaking to others about a problem. Notice the tonality of your self talk. You can choose to be the majestic hawk of her story, working with the wind (and enjoying the mile high view). Or you can remain commited to misery, flapping your wings uselessly and getting no where. It’s easy to begin: it starts with your next thought.

    • Marc Deschamps, you wrote…

      “Because such a subtle shift in thinking is why, all other medical variables being equal, some people heal and others do not.”

      I don’t have a chronic illness, but know many who do, ranging from lupus to MS to colitis to AIDS. And I can tell you with real certainty that some improve in response to medication, and some don’t…and that the difference between those who do and those who don’t is not whether the ill person sees him/herself as victim or creator. It’s what we now would call “luck” and is better explained as “medical factors that we don’t yet understand.”

  2. the difference between the victim and creator is really the enlightened view which help us empower our thoughts ,belief systems and finally transend ourselves into a more productive personalities.

  3. A typical female view that does not take into account the differences between men and women. Bogus psychiatry that lets people abuse others and then blames the victim when they are left hurt and damaged.

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