Breaking Free of Mental Programming

Mental programming and personal growth

Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being “set in your ways”, afflicts everyone everywhere. The degree to which it constricts your life and creativity is the extent to which you are unaware of its control over you. Because most of us would never consciously choose to be limited.

Conditioning is the invisible prison of mental programming that keeps us trapped in limited thinking.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Audio Article: Breaking Free of Mental Programming

 

Once you begin to unravel the layers of conditioning constricting your life, you become increasingly aware of the extent to which your impressions, thoughts, reactions and decisions are all a part of your conditioning and impact the way you experience life. Most people live their entire lives completely unaware of the degree to which they’re living enshrouded by the indoctrination of others.

However, no matter your conditioning in life thus far, and no matter at what age, changing your limited conditioning is essential to becoming more of all that you can be. Living a rich life begins with breaking free of mental programming and societal memes that influence you from the outside in.

Remember to question yourself and your assumptions, and you shall continue to grow in discernment and discovery.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being "set in your ways", afflicts everyone everywhere. The degree to which it constricts your life and creativity is the extent to which you are unaware of its control over you. Because most of us would never consciously choose to be limited. #quotes #art #creating #goals

Mental Programming and the Invisible Chains of Conditioning

If you were born on the other side of the world, a radical muslim, you would be conditioned to believe that Christians were infidels to be hated and even annihilated. You would be conditioned by your environment and indoctrinated from birth as to the truth of these tenets. And so for you, it would be true, and that belief would condition all that you think and do.

Conversely, if by some time warp of the universe, you—the same soul and body—were instead born in the US in a Christian family, you would be raised to believe, with every fiber of your being, in the tenets of the Christian bible. You would be conditioned by your environment and indoctrination from birth as to the truth of these tenets. And so for you, it would be true, and that belief would condition all that you think and do.

Same soul… same body… but polar opposite beliefs, each negating the other. Only by virtue of mental programming and environmental conditioning, living completely different realities. My daughter and partner in iCreateDaily was born on the other side of the world but raised here, so we actually have an example of some of that kind of extreme contrast and you can find more on the story linked here.

I understand that these are sensitive topics. We tend to hold our beliefs near and dear to our identity. In fact, often they form and inform our identity. However, if we are to continue growing in consciousness, we need to push the boundaries of belief that may be limiting our lives.

We are bound by the invisible chains of conditioning. Conscious awareness is the key that sets us free.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Freedom Begins with Awareness

We’ve probably all heard about how an elephant is trained to be restrained by a chain that it could easily break..? The elephant is conditioned from infancy to know that the chain binds it. The conditioning is so complete for so long that as the elephant grows, it never thinks to question or oppose that which keeps it bound.

It’s the same with our beliefs.We are conditioned to believe in the personal and cultural constraints that keep us from becoming all that we can be.

Freedom begins with the awareness to probe and question your indoctrinations. Be they religious, political, societal, financial or about your perception of your health and personal abilities. Freedom is to first become aware that we are a product of our environment, and to create a new life means to push the boundaries that keep us from reaching the next level we aspire to.

Freedom begins with the courage to question ourselves and our beliefs. Become the curious child and ask, ‘Why?’ And keep on asking ‘why?’… and ‘why?’… and ‘why?’
~LeAura Alderson

Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being "set in your ways", afflicts everyone everywhere. The degree to which it constricts your life and creativity is the extent to which you are unaware of its control over you. Because most of us would never consciously choose to be limited. #quotes #art #creating #goals

Breaking Boundaries of Conditioning

As you mature, you have more freedom to decide your beliefs from the inside out and to question what doesn’t make sense. The challenge is that as we age, we tend to become more rigid, more fixed in mindset and more “set in our ways”.

There is a difference in becoming confident and definite, while remaining open to growth. We can become definite about our purpose to grow and evolve. We can become definite about change. But the moment we say, “I’ve never been…”, or “I can’t…”, or “Those people are…”, we close the door of opportunity and turn away from possibility to learn, grow and understand. We turn away from the chance to love as well, because with understanding comes compassion and with compassion, comes greater love.

Live the life of your choosing, not of your conditioning… creating yourself from the inside out, begins with awareness.

Do not become set in your ways. Buildings are set, concrete is set, but people?  We are living organisms destined to grow… all the days of our lives.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com 

Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being "set in your ways", afflicts everyone everywhere. The degree to which it constricts your life and creativity is the extent to which you are unaware of its control over you. Because most of us would never consciously choose to be limited. #quotes #art #creating #goals

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