Duplicate of What are limiting beliefs, and how do they affect my life?

Let me try to put the scope of this question into focus. If I believe that drinking a liter of milk a day won't make me grow an inch every month, is that a limiting belief? It is certainly a belief and it is a belief in a limitation, but is it a limiting belief or is it, as Edison would put it, an empowering belief ("I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.")? What exactly is and is not a limiting belief?

asked 11 Apr '13, 19:19

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closed 12 Apr '13, 00:26

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You should do a search, this is one of the most common questions asked here. If you look through some and still don't feel like you're making any headway, it should at least lead you to a way to address the question that is more unique to your experience. =)



(11 Apr '13, 19:52) Snow

Oh look, I didn't spot that question when I searched. However, now that I did, I'm no better off because there was no actual answer to it.

(11 Apr '13, 20:05) flowsurfer

There were a few answers there actually, perhaps you didn't look close enough. Stingray includes a link to a highly upvoted post that features some good information.

An excerpt:

"Now when you say you have an ingrained, unwanted belief, we can now rewrite that sentence in a much more useful way... You keeping thinking a thought again and again that is re-creating your reality again and again in a way you don't like."

There isn't much more to it than that. ~...

(11 Apr '13, 20:15) Snow

On this topic especially, you have to slow your roll a bit turbo. This is a huge issue I had because at times I see myself as a rocket with two speeds, stop and MOTHER-F#$%ING GO!!!!!!!! . This is why I purposely stopped myself from asking all of the questions I wanted to when I found this site, and still stifle myself from trying to rush any of the processes.

I've found many of the things I would have asked I've found answers to simply by being patient and taking my time with it.

(11 Apr '13, 20:16) Snow

So is the thought "Drinking a liter of milk a day won't cause me to grow an inch taller a month" a limiting belief? Because the sense I have is that examples given are always kind of open, more like evaluations or judgments, like "People won't like me if I tell them I admire Hitler." or "I'll never find someone willing to hire me." That is, things that are fluid by nature.

(11 Apr '13, 20:20) flowsurfer

The reason I ask this question specifically is because to me the words have a clear literal, functional meaning. However, when I see people using the term, or expressing the way they work through or deal with or neutralize these beliefs, I get the impression they mean something else entirely and I am completely off. I get the impression that what they mean by "limiting belief" is "a value judgement that makes me feel bad". That they are completely emotional, often simply normative statements.

(11 Apr '13, 20:38) flowsurfer

Well my personal practice with the LoA before I was aware of it was taught to me in what I believe is a bit of a Buddhist sort of light.

If you want to control the outcome of an event you first must be willing to accept any possible outcome (removing any energy you have placed on the undesired outcome), then simply choose which one you want. That'd be much of the point, is removing the emotion from it.

If you're emotionally invested it can cloud your ability to influence..

(11 Apr '13, 22:07) Snow
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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by Barry Allen 12 Apr '13, 00:26

When the frog only ever believed it would able be a frog, the frog only ever became a frog.............


answered 11 Apr '13, 20:59

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