In the forum we have been talking about how that caterpillar becomes such a beautiful butterfly.
It’s like we get a new reboot every day, if we want to choose that for ourselves. I would even like to add that we are also able to change our intentions and even what we believe. Our beliefs become such a part of who we are that we often don’t even recognize them as something to be examined much less changed. Yet we can change so much about how our lives feel to us and our perspectives, by what we assume is true about ourselves, about the world and about people around us.
Assumptions are those beliefs that are so deeply set we aren’t even aware that we are assuming anything about anything. We think we are simply understanding a situation as it is. We often don’t recognize we are making an assumption until it turns out not to be accurate after all.
One common assumption we make is that others are just like we are. For example, if you are a kind and giving person, then you will often expect that others are kind and giving. This is what can sometimes set you up to be what is some refer to as naive or inexperienced. The same thing happens if you tend to be more anxious about people and worried about something bad that’s going to happen just around the corner, then you may be assuming that others also think the world is a scary place to be.
Here is link about beliefs on my site that may give you more insights into your own beliefs and how to begin to change them to beliefs that will make your life more enjoyable.