“The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available.”~Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Have you ever noticed how stuck we get in our own perceptions, and especially our perceptions of ourselves? I hear it all the time – “that’s just the way I am,” people will share. “I always go too fast,” (or slow). “I’m never good at those things.” “I can’t do that.”
Let’s label these statements as our self-limiting beliefs, and let’s recognize that they can also be self-fulfilling. Each time we know or see ourselves in a certain way, we reinforce that behavior in ourselves, as well as reinforce that perception of us from others. And then we have very little opportunity, or ability, or space to show up any differently.
What a concept that we always have available the opportunity to see ourselves differently. To finally see ourselves as smart, or beautiful, or capable, or funny – or whatever the opposite is of the negative self-chatter we’ve been internally (and externally) sharing. I have a client who always advises people to “tell others what you want them to know about you.” I think that’s a great idea, and it would also be amazing if we started telling ourselves what we want to know about ourselves as well. To see ourselves as we want to be…and let ourselves, and our leadership, evolve to get us there.
Where might you have been holding yourself with your perception of yourself? How can you see yourself differently? Experience yourself differently – as you want to be. See what happens.