I use the Huna principles as a basis of some of these posts because I have found that the seven precepts/principles to be a great framework with which to get a good grip on life and the areas of change I need to improve on.
In my last post I talked about the limits that we place on our lives. One of the limits we adopt is that of pessimism. MartinSeligman has a great little test in his book “Learned Optimism.”
Speaking from experience, one of the limitations I have learned is having a pessimistic outlook on some things in life. I was surprised when I took the test at how pessimistic I was… I thought – no way!! But on reflection I could see areas in my life where I was very pessimistic.
This test gave me an insight into some of my adopted limitations.
Other limitations include fear, procrastination, low self-esteem.
These are all learnt from an early age.
What are your dreams or goals for yourself? Are you going after them or is the little voice in your head talked (or talking) you out of them? Is fear holding you back?
The third Huna precept (Makia) is: “Energy flows where attention goes” We tend to focus on our limitations, not our possibilities.
We have to learn to break free of the shackles of our pat limiting beliefs and create new positive empowering beliefs…..
until next time