Meditation Can Help Overcome Limiting Beliefs
The ancient practice of meditation has been shown to help many things, from calming nerves and depression to reducing stress levels and improving overall health. It can also help you overcome your limiting beliefs. How can it help?
Meditation helps you quiet your mind. It helps you calm all the turmoil in your mind and remove all the clutter of your daily life. It gets rid of the noise that you use to hide who and what you are and forces you to face yourself. This brings you in direct confrontation with your limiting beliefs, and it’s in this quiet space of self-reflection that you can most easily interact with and change your unconscious.
The chorus of negative voices within and without all go silent when you meditate. It’s just you and your thoughts. This helps you see the truth behind all the negativity. Meditating regularly helps you learn to ignore those voices instead of battling to suppress them or argue with them. Eventually, they’ll go away entirely.
You can also discover limiting beliefs you didn’t know you had through meditation. When you meditate, you pay attention to the constant stream of thought that runs through your head. You’ll begin to see patterns in your thoughts, both positive and negative. The negative patterns come from your limiting beliefs. Most of them you’ll recognize if you’ve been doing this work for a while, but they can also reveal new limiting beliefs. Once you’ve identified them, you can begin the work of overcoming them.
Meditation can even help you overcome your limiting beliefs about other people. When you meditate, you can see your thoughts about both yourself and others. You become able to look at the world beyond yourself. Some forms of meditation even focus specifically on cultivating thoughts of love and kindness towards others, which is a great practice for overcoming limiting beliefs about other people and the world!
If you want to start a meditation practice, you don’t need to join a group or get any equipment. All you need is a spot to sit, some clothes, and a timer. The basic form of meditation just involves sitting still, breathing deeply, and letting your thoughts flow. Notice them as they come and go without trying to direct them or counter them. Start with short meditation sessions of 2-3 minutes. When you can do those regularly, increase the length. Aim to eventually reach 10–15-minute sessions three or more times a week.