The mind is just an organ that creates imaginary scenarios, events, and conversations in it's spare time. Or it uselessly tries to figure out ways to change the past.
In order for the mind to LEARN, it must be given input in the form of information. This input comes from external sources like teachers, books, the media... Anything we encounter throughout the day.
This input also comes from ourselves. Sometimes we pay so much attention to the useless chatter in our heads or our fears that we memorize or LEARN them as truths. We create limiting beliefs that now prevent us from doing things that we need to do in order to be happy.
Well the same way we LEARN these limiting beliefs, we can UNLEARN them too. The mind believes what we tell it. What we tell ourselves has more power than any external input. We believe ourselves over any other source of information.
If we learn to modify our self talk we can effectively rewire or reprogram our thought process and beliefs.
Just like seeing Bigfoot would change your beliefs, telling yourself that he actually exists enough times would have the same effect on your mind. So by creating Identity Statements that contradict our limiting beliefs will reprogram our minds to have new positive truths.
This technique worked for me when I decided I finally wanted to quit smoking. I had tried many times in the past but always had the craving. Well this time, instead of telling myself or anyone else that I was trying to quit, I instead said "I don't smoke". I told myself this every time I had a craving. I told others who asked me if I wanted to join them for a smoke and I said it enough times that it became my new TRUTH.
So if you have a FEAR, a LIMITING BELIEF, or a BAD HABIT that you would like to rid yourself of try this simple technique.
ALWAYS SPEAK YOUR NEGATIVE STATEMENTS IN THE PAST TENSE.
"I used to smoke, but now I DON'T SMOKE"
"I used to be scared of being alone, but now I LOVE MY OWN COMPANY"
"I used to be ashamed of my body, but now I AM BEAUTIFUL AS I AM"
"I used to eat when I was sad, but now I GO FOR A WALK AND LET GO OF MY SADNESS"
"I used to yell when I got angry, but now I TAKE A FEW DEEP BREATHS AND LET MY ANGER GO"
Give it a try...
Let me know if you need any help!