Using Meditation to Free Yourself
We develop beliefs about who we
are and what our relationship is to the rest of the world based on early life interactions and experiences.
Naturally these experiences come mainly from our parents.
We start out with a blank sheet of
information about the world, and so what we experience initially forms a very strong foundation. So strong is this foundation
that we believe it to be the core of us and not just a set of experiences.
Not only do we have a blank sheet of paper, but we are also
completely dependant on others for our very survival: mentally, emotionally and physically. So even if we feel
something is wrong as a child, in order to survive, it is in our best interests to adapt to the situation. Unless
we consciously review all this in our adult life we remain unconsciously steered by this initial foundation.
This means that, even when we know we sometimes
operate from a dysfunctional place, it is so hard to change it`s hold on us.
We don't consciously choose these beliefs. We soak them up
from our life experiences when we're too small to have an effective way to evaluate them. These beliefs become core components
of how we see other people, the world, and ourselves. How we evaluate our place in the world.Also the slower the brain wave the more we can access our
underlying thought processes and change what is dysfunctional. This is
another outcome of meditation. We get to understand the initial foundation and so can review it.