What are core beliefs? How do they end up playing such an important role in who we are and in our lives? How do we get them? Do we have access to them? Are we aware of them? Is it within our power to discard the ones that do not serve us? This topic is really inexhaustible, but, in this article, I will touch upon some basic processes.
This same process and the same linguistic and cognitive mistake is repeated also at a wider scale. Consider: they (as a social class, a religious group, a racial group, an ethnic group) are…We, in our family are….Women are…Men are…The world is ….Life is ….So, you can see how powerful this little verb can be…Perhaps, while reading this article you remembered the “you are” gifts you received in your childhood, the “I am” gifts you have given yourself since. Take a few moments to reflect on the following questions?
Which “you are’s” and “I am’s” in your experience do you find dysfunctional for you and would like to eliminate from your self-concept?
What core beliefs about you and the world do you believe are hindering instead of encouraging your development and prevent you from realizing your highest potential?
Which of your core beliefs are constructive and conducive to a healthy and happy life?
Source: Ismini Apostoli