Every belief must pass an audit

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Brian Kight

What is the origin of a belief? How did you come to believe what you believe? How did each of your beliefs get there?

Everything you believe has two origins: You absorbed it or you chose it.

Maturing in your beliefs as an adult involves:

  1. Understanding that you absorbed beliefs for the first +/-18 years of your life. You didn’t choose them. They came from your parents, environment, social experiences, and media. The people, exposure, structures, and systems of your upbringing impressed beliefs into you.
  2. Recognizing that certain beliefs you still operate by today are not yours. You absorbed beliefs before you were capable of filtering and choosing them. Before you could understand and decide what was true, accurate, and effective. Absorbed beliefs are never fixed and permanent but are changeable and removable.
  3. Desiring to live from your own intentional beliefs that don’t come from outside but from inside of you. Beliefs you’ve explored, considered, tested, validated, and chosen of your own free will. Not beliefs that come from relational obligations, habitual momentum, or environmental pressures.
  4. Transitioning from beliefs you’ve absorbed to beliefs you’ve chosen. This means letting go of beliefs you’ve held for a long time but now recognize as absorbed. It also means converting some of your absorbed beliefs to chosen beliefs. That conversion is necessary if you intend to live them with purpose. Otherwise, why are you keeping them?

Every belief within you got there somehow. Either you put it there, or someone else did.

A young person first learns discipline by living absorbed beliefs. It’s part of growing up and experiencing how life works. A disciplined adult lives from chosen beliefs, not absorbed beliefs. It’s part of the process of maturing into your higher self.

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