Breaking Free of Mental Programming

Mental programming and personal growth

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Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being “set in your ways”, affects everyone everywhere. Most of us would never consciously choose to be limited… to limit our options and thoughts and potential. And yet we do so, unconsciously, unknowingly, and unintentionally, daily.

We are all running on operating systems installed by our associations, beliefs and assumptions.

The degree to which mental programming constricts your life and creativity is the extent to which you are unaware of its control over you, or, unwilling to change it, as in addictions and addictive behaviors.

There may also be hidden hormonal and physiological imbalances that can condition our persona. These we will touch on at the end of this article, for they are also important to consider.

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

Conditioning is the invisible prison of mental programming that keeps us trapped in limited thinking. ~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

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Conditioning

Not all conditioning is negative. Some programming is necessary for survival and functioning in society. Mindset training, for example, is essential for reinforcing our aspirations and determination to achieve our goals and dreams.

The Definition of Conditioning is:

  • The process of training or accustoming a person or animal to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances.
  • A process of changing behavior via reward or punishment.
  • Behavior modification by which a subject comes to respond in a desired manner to stimulus

Synonyms for the Concept of Mental Programming

  • Alter
  • Behavior modification
  • Beliefs
  • Bias
  • Classical conditioning
  • Conditioning
  • Convert
  • Convince
  • Indoctrinate
  • Influence
  • Instill
  • Limited thinking
  • Memes
  • Mindset
  • Narrow minded
  • Pavlovian conditioning
  • Perspective
  • Persuade
  • Program
  • Relativity
  • Stinking thinking
  • Tenets
  • Thoughtforms

Definition Source: Google and Dictionary.com

 

Not all conditioning is negative. Some programming is necessary for survival and functioning in society. Mindset training, for example, is essential for reinforcing our aspirations and determination to achieve our goals and dreams. #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

Conditioning is a shroud of mental programming that filters our reality and traps us in limited thinking.

Once you begin to unravel the layers of conditioning constricting your life, you become increasingly aware of the extent to which it is limiting you. Impressions, thoughts, reactions and decisions are all a part of your conditioning.

Conditioning impacts the way we experience life… and we are all operating through layers of conditioning. However, not all conditioning is negative. Some is necessary for survival and functioning in society.

Most people live their entire lives completely unaware of the degree to which they’re influenced by the indoctrination of others.

However, no matter your mental programming 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 indoctrination and societal memes that influence you from the outside in.

Remember to question yourself and your assumptions, and you shall continue to grow and delight in discovery.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-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

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 invisible chains of conditioning.
Conscious awareness is the key that sets us free.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

We are bound by invisible chains of conditioning. Conscious awareness is the key that sets us free. ~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

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.

Most, never break free of that. Creatives, are more likely to for we live on the leading edge of different. And yet, creators also labor under the smog of mental programming that skews reality.

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.

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, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

Breaking Boundaries of Mental Programming

As you mature, you have more freedom to explore, discover and 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.

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 the 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, Cofounder-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

 

Check Your Brain Health

Now that we’ve examined ideas around mental programming, it’s important to conclude with a consideration of the health of your brain itself.

Just as we all have invisible conditioning that automatically informs and affects everything we do and think, without our even being aware of it, so too can our brain function.

A healthy brain aids in the functioning of all that we do. An ailing brain may actually impede our best efforts.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental or emotional challenges, iIt may be that they need a brain scan over a therapist, first and foremost.

We highly recommend you take the 15 minutes to listen to Dr. Amen on brain health. It could change your life or that of someone you know… or perhaps even save it.

“When the deep limbic system is less active, there is generally a positive, more hopeful state of mind. When it is heated up, or overactive, negativity can take over.”
~Dr. Daniel G. Amen, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

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