Notice how many times during the day, you tell people "how you are." "That's just the kind of person I am. That's just how I am. I've always been that way. That's just how it is for me. I just can't help it." You may even be telling stories about how other people are.
Speaking these statements is the same as saying change is impossible for me or that you don't want to change. You are saying, "this is how it is and how it always will be." Change is always possible when it comes to behaviors or life experiences, but we have to begin by refusing to tell the old stories that support the old ways.
Listen to the stories you tell people. If you want those experiences to continue, then keep telling the story. Telling the story strengthens the mental program in you, and then gives it to another mind. Now there are two of you supporting this story as truth. This gives the story even more power. If the story is not something you enjoy experiencing over and over, stop telling it... immediately. Stories are created by the mind in order to form an identity of me, a number one clue that the ego mind is involved.
We can easily find all of your faulty mental programs by listening to the words that come out of our mouths. Our words come from the thoughts we accept as truth. Our beliefs shape our world. Let go of all the stories and identities that do not serve you and keep you stuck in behaviors you do not like. If you are going to create an identity for yourself and others, at least make it a good one. A.J.
Angie Johnsey is a speaker, author and world-renowned Mind expert. A hypnotherapist and psychiatric nurse by trade, Angie assists clients all over the world to become aware of their mental and emotional patterns, bring clarity and peace to lives that were once full of stress and suffering, and choose the feelings they would like to have to transform their lives.