Believe You Can

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“The only outcome, from educational workshops, is an improved understanding of ourselves, life and love”

How is it so many of us shy away from further education when we know deep inside we will only benefit?

Potentially, the answer to this question, comes down to how painful our lives have become. Many put off necessary changes, until the emotional pain, becomes unbearable. The more pain we feel, the more we’re forced into change. Surely, it’s far better to make the decision to change, well before we experience the inevitable pain of stagnation?

“It may well depend on how much we value ourselves and our relationships. If we have little value for ourselves and others, we see little point, in seeking change”

Perhaps we’re settling for okay or average, and feel that because we’re coping, there’s no need for change. We may lack the expectation (belief) that making some small, yet significant changes to our thinking, will improve our lot in life.

“The decisions we make in life are very much based on what we believe. We also make decisions based on whether the outcome is likely to be a pleasurable experience or a painful one”

If we feel change is likely to involve emotional pain, or high degrees of hassle, we’ll undoubtedly avoid it. Seeing through this though, and then learning to believe change is a positive and necessary part of life, means we will welcome in life enhancing experiences.

Education can be fun. Some level of emotional involvement is important, if, as students, we’re to learn and absorb the lessons given during workshops. The greater the emotional input the greater the impact. If we lack belief or feel half-hearted about education, or change for that matter, we scupper our chances. Even the lack of belief and our inclination towards life can be changed though, all we need, is the motivation to want this.

“As much as I want to teach you and want joy and change for you, simply booking a place on one of my workshops, and then turning up, will be insufficient”

I will need you to become emotionally involved in what you’re learning. You will need to get actively involved in adopting and building on positive beliefs. To begin with, we must accept, no matter the amount of imagined hassle or pain, life can improve and change is beneficial.

Thinking about how we think, and being mindful of how we fulfil our own difficulties, is also part of the change process. The ability to recall and then act on the lessons learned, from any educational experience, will be dependent on how well these lessons have been rooted in our minds.

“Many of the lessons, beliefs and understanding, that create the problems we encounter, are deeply rooted. This is simply because of their emotional content. My intention is to countermand these emotionally rooted limitations”

With these things in mind, it’s a certain fact, that both teacher and students alike, have responsibilities to themselves and each other. If your intention is to carry this responsibility well, and to the best of your ability, I promise to do likewise.

Filling in our short online form is the next easy step. I look forward to seeing you very soon.

Andrew Freedman