The only thing that will prevent you from getting anything you want is your failure to believe you can or should have it.
Since what you believe is totally under your control – it really does not matter what anyone else believes – you are always deciding for yourself what you believe. There are a lot of obstacles though, because in our “connected” world, we are barraged virtually non-stop with the opinions of others defining reality. Most of us become hypnotized by the narrative of others as we are continually being told how we should think about the world around us. It is very easy to get to the point – particularly if there is a lot going on that we do not like – where we begin to feel hopeless and worried about life and existence on this planet. Many people feel that things are spiraling totally out of control. They believe they have little if any control over the reality of their lives. This is a very sad place to be.
If you find yourself worrying about the fate of the planet or the safety of you, your family and friends or anything else, it is because you are accepting other people’s stories for your life story instead of taking responsibility for creating what you want for yourself. It’s easy to understand, because you may never have even considered that you were in charge and could have anything you wanted – working on accepting that possibility is the first step. For most of us, that is a BIG step because we have spent years developing this character we believe ourselves to be based primarily on what we believed others expected of us. Lots of times we may not have even thought others had much expectation for us at all. Very often, we likely found the people we came into contact with were more interested in sucking us into sharing a belief in all their perceived problems rather than encouraging us to reach for our dreams.
The main reason people want to believe reality is something going on outside of themselves is because most people are not willing to accept that they are entirely responsible for everything going on in their life. Quite possibly, no one has told you that you are in total control over what happens in your life story – it is not a lot different than changing the channel you watch or the movie you go see – each is part of shaping the reality you perceive.
It is not that easy to snap your fingers and change your life story, although you are totally capable of doing it. The challenge is that since before you were born, your bio-computer brain has been programmed in survival mode. Like an electronic computer, that bio-computer brain of yours, in dealing with the world around you, has been basing everything solely on your experiences. It takes all the data accumulated by your five senses and attempts to guide your thinking and choices by predicting what is going to happen based entirely on what it has experienced up to the moment. Because you are a being of unlimited creative potential, that is an extremely limited perspective.
That “subconscious” self does not want you to accept that what we will call the “bio-computer basic operating system” part of you is only a very small part of who you are. This is where consciousness comes into play – making you so much more than a mere biological robot of sorts.
You have the capability to think for yourself and create an entirely new “reality” for your life anytime you want. The big obstacle will be that the bio-computer part of you will try to convince you that “it” is really YOU. That is because as a “basic operating system”, you have given it nearly full control for many years. You have been going through life in a kind of waking dream that you have made up for yourself. That is all your basic operating system subconscious knows. Its primary function is controlling your body systems and trying to control your choices about everything by what it believes, based on past experience, is the safest path for you to travel. There are often conflicts for your ego basic operating system, because while survival is the prime directive, seeking happiness is the primary motivator for all of your actions and decisions. There is nothing you will pursue for long if you don’t believe it is going to provide you with happiness and some personal satisfaction.