I’m sitting outside – warm sun, cool breeze.
I’m drinking tropical green tea.
I’m thinking about assumptions.
I recently noticed that we go through our days making constant assumptions. I see this in my interactions with others all the time.
Often these assumptions are about other people, but the ones that might matter even more are the ones we hold about ourselves.
Sometimes these assumptions are positive (yoga class will make me feel great), but more commonly they are negative.
Becoming aware of the assumptions you make is the first step in uncovering an important piece of information – are they true?
I promise this will fascinate you! You’ll be mid-thought and realize that what you’re thinking might not be based on any known truth. Or you’ll realize after doing something that you thought you couldn’t do, that you really can (this happens to me in yoga all the time!).
Here’s why assumptions matter: they hurt ourselves and others, and they hold us back. (tweet this)
Let’s flip some common negative assumptions and see what opens up for you.
You assume what you’re capable of achieving.
In doing so, you limit yourself by putting a cap on your dreams, desires, and self-worth.
Believe that you are capable of anything.
You assume what your body can handle.
In doing so, you suppress your natural power.
Believe that your body is strong.
You assume what others think of you.
In doing so, you give away control of your identity to others.
Believe that others see the best in you.
You assume the worst of yourself.
In doing so, you dampen the light of your spirit.
Believe that you are on your journey to becoming your best self.
Think for a moment about all of the assumptions that have become engrained in who you are. How would you feel if you could release them? How would you feel if you could find the positive flip side?
When you hold in your heart the positive ability that you have in your life, you open yourself up for an empowered experience.
When you believe that you are capable of anything, your world opens up to possibility and you begin to stretch yourself and reach out for the support needed to reach and surpass your dreams.
When you believe that your body is strong, you push it to be stronger, you take deeper care of yourself, and you embody that feeling of strength.
When you believe that others see the best in you, you attract people into your life who are supportive and loving.
When you believe that you are on your journey to becoming your best self, you can begin to take the steps to evolve into who you most wish to be.
So what assumption about yourself are you ready to release? Please share with us in the comments below! There is so much power in voicing these feelings and coming together in community.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,