Understanding ourselves. Who are you? What are you, and what are you capable of?
Are you your name? are you human? Who came up with those words? Can you change your name? could you decide to call yourself a completely new race, if you wanted to?
So what are you really? To be honest, I don’t know, I have no idea who and what I am!
If you don’t know, who you are, and what you are, do you know what you are capable of? Each and every day do you learn something new? So do you change every day? Do you grow a bit physically stronger, or weaker, depending on how much exercise you do? Do you grow a bit older and smarter?
Every aspect of you is changing, second by second, minute by minute, and day by day. If you are constantly changing, how can you know what you are capable of. I honestly don’t know what I am capable of and I will never know. If I practice anything, I get better at it, so any initial assumptions of, what i am capable of, will always be wrong, because I can’t tell the future. So, I will never know what I am capable of.
We have a self-image, but I’ve changed it to self-story, because everything we think we are is just a thought / story. I am good, I am bad, I can, I can’t. It’s all a story, we do not know what we are, or what we are capable of and will never know. So, any story, like I can, or I can’t, is always imaginary. But one of them is much more true, than the other. When we say, “I can’t” we are always lying, someone could instantly come along and offer you a billion dollars, to solve that problem and you could figure out a way.
When we say, “I can” we can always figure out a way. It may be a massive challenge, but we can always figure out a way. Now, a truer statement is I can but I don’t want to put the effort into it. Is vastly more effective and empowering, than saying I can’t.
When we say, “I can” we see ourselves as capable of whatever, when we say “I can’t” we see ourselves as less than. If you compound this over time, our self-belief will either go up, or down depending on what language we use. That is our choice.
With language, we are either empowering ourselves or dis-empowering ourselves, based on our self-story. If your story is “I can’t” then you will believe that. By not knowing what we are capable of, that self-image / story, doesn’t mean anything. We accept that we don’t know, so any idea we have of ourselves, Is non-sense. So, let that story go and you will be free.
You will never know what you are capable of, so the only way of finding out is by trying something.
Now look at a child, do they tell themselves any story, as to why they can, or can’t do something, or do they just give it a go?
How does it feel to let go of all of the bulshit limitations you imagine, because they are all imaginary? you don’t know.
It is our choice to put energy into what ever we choose, the more we think of stories that are working against us, the harder life will be.
The more we choose effective language, the more our energy flows and our enthusiasm grows.
Ultimately who you think you are, is a story and you can change that story, any time you want.