I am Certain
I was journaling today, and it became evident how much judgment I have put on myself in the belief that I was supposed to live my life in a "certain" way.
Be a certain weight.
Live in a certain type of home.
Date a certain type of man.
Behave in certain ways.
Have a certain job.
Raise my kids in a certain way.
Get a certain type of education.
Spend my money on certain things.
Ultimately, I need to do things in a particular way to be acceptable.
But who made up those rules? And why am I giving them so much power over how I live my life?
Our certainty comes from our beliefs. According to Wikipedia, living in certainty means that a person has no rational grounds for doubting a particular belief or set of beliefs.
But stop and think, from where do your beliefs even come? Our beliefs have often been given to us by others and were given to us before we were even old enough to have an opinion.
From my training, a belief is just a thought we have practiced over and over.
What things in your life can you say you are certain? What is the basis for your beliefs? What thoughts have you practiced over and over? Are your thoughts or beliefs serving you? When is the last time you stopped to think about what you were basing your decisions? And more importantly, are you beating yourself up for not living or being a certain way?
One thing I am certain of, it's time for me to decide.
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