Today I talk about how your beliefs determine your behavior, and how far we’re willing to go when we believe in something. I also answer an email about someone who can’t find work and is worried about falling back into depression. [Read more…]
When you were a child, whatever fear came up, you figured out a way to survive the moment. These survival skills were very handy in adolescence simply because they worked to keep us alive!
Sure, we probably weren’t going to die, but it felt like it! Then, years later we became adults (well, some of us did 😉 ), and soon we were put into situations that caused similar fears and once again, that old survival mentality kicked back in.
Our brains went, “Oh yeah, I know how to get through this! I learned it as a child, this is an easy one. I’ll just… (fill in the blank).” We took the belief system we developed as children into our adult world and suddenly we feel stress and pain and hurt, and all kinds of things we didn’t expect.
That’s because we stuck to the old system of beliefs we created as children. And these beliefs are deep, so it’s no wonder we rarely question what we believe. But, isn’t it time to do just that? Especially if the results you are getting in life simply aren’t what you expected them to be?
Sounds like a trip to the subconscious mind is in store today! [Read more…]
*This is a guest post by James Emry, author of the book, “Positive-ly Uncertain“
[Paul’s Note: This is a great article for the male listeners and readers of The Overwhelmed Brain. Though, it’s a worthwhile read for everyone!]
Imagine hearing over the phone that someone near and dear to you had just passed away. A family member you cherished deeply and one of the most loving people you had ever known. Understandably, you would be sad. You would be in mourning. You would cry.
I cried. [Read more…]
What you perceive to be true and what is actually true aren’t always the same. In fact, those two things can be so far removed from each other, you might wonder how you ever thought what you thought in the first place.
You’re not always right, this you already know. But what about when you know you’re right, and you take action on that “knowledge”? Who is affected by your behavior when you go on a belief that may actually be incorrect?
Your perceptions define your reality, and your behavior is based on what you believe to be real. Today is a reminder that what you think is true may just be a alternate reality that you made up. [Read more…]
There’s a program running in the background of your mind that drives almost all of your behavior. You could call that your philosophy.
Your philosophy is made up of all the beliefs and assumptions that you have about the world. Many of these beliefs and assumptions are never questioned, just followed – sometimes blindly.