Learn to embrace the things that you’ve been programmed to fear. We all have things programmed into us by society, religion, family, relatives, even government that give us fear. That fear was often meant to control us. How can we move past this programming to think for ourselves?
1. BE YOUR OWN PARENT: Know your inner voice and follow your intuition.
Only you can discern what’s best for you and what’s not. Only engage the things that you are wanting to engage. Don’t do things because someone changes you to, or because society says it’s ok.
Have boundaries and say no to the things you’re not comfortable with.
You know you best. Follow your desires through the filter of your intuition.
2. Be Open
Be open to new things, be open to new people. Don’t shit on things you don’t understand.
Only by being open will you encounter the things that your past programming needs to be challenged on.
3. Take the time to discern the difference between old programming and current reality.
Many of us grew up in religious or fearful homes that told us that alcohol consumption was bad.
We obviously know this isn’t true for everyone. So take the opportunity to think critically. What do all the sides say?
Doctors: In moderation, Alcohol is good for your health. It kills germs, thins your blood. Mayo Clinic…
Reduces your risk of developing and dying from heart disease
Possibly reduce your risk of ischemic stroke (when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow)
Possibly decreasing your risk of diabetes
4. Find a trusted person who knows and understands the thing you fear.
Other people have been where you want to go. Find them. Reach out to them. Meet them.
5. Ask Questions
6. Read Books, Listen to podcasts, Educate yourself.
7. Take baby steps.
As you feel smaller amounts of courage, use that courage to step out of your comfort zone and try.
8. Trust yourself.
Only do what you trust yourself to do. This is why education is so important. Whatever you feel fear towards, use that as the universe spotlighting to you what you need to educate yourself on.
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