Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 1 of Michael Eisen's 4-week course Living The Empowered YOU!
Michael Eisen is a passionate and charismatic inspirational speaker, author and founder of the Youth Wellness Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth across the globe to live happier and more positive lives. After positively transforming his own life at the age of 19, he is now on a life long mission to share the principles, strategies, and practices that gave him the strength to start living a more joyful and healthier life. He contributes a fresh, young, authentic voice to the field of wellness, and is rapidly becoming a youth-wellness expert.
In this 4 week course you will learn how to recognize any inner blocks or limiting beliefs that are holding you back and how to transform them into new more supportive beliefs that will allow you to thrive. You will learn to see life from a new set of lenses so you can listen and communicate with more compassion and empathy. You will learn how to cultivate more self-love, self-respect and self-esteem in your life without depending on others to provide it.
Let's check out a couple of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 1 - YOU Can Create Your OWN Reality.
Big Idea #1: Awareness Creates Choice
And choice creates action!
If you want to make any choice in your life, you need to be the one who chooses to make that choice. And you need to be empowered enough to be able to do that.
But, in order to make empowered choices, we need to become more aware. Awareness is the most important step to living an extraordinary life.
Awareness of our self, thoughts, words, actions, characteristics, behaviors, external environments, and core-beliefs are ultimately what determine where we are in life.
Awareness is the most important step. We can’t create a better life without awareness. If you want to make change, you need to become more aware of what's going on. And the way we start is by our identifying our belief systems.
Big Idea #2: What Creates Our Reality?
Do you believe that life happens to you? Do you feel like you have no control?
What if everything that happens TO you, happens FOR you?
The root of all creation in our lives is our beliefs.
- Imagine the roots of a tree. Those are your beliefs.
- The trunk is your thoughts.
- From the trunk we grow branches, and those are our words.
- From the branches grow buds. And those are our actions.
- And when those buds bloom, that becomes your experience.
Beliefs come from nurture. When we’re a child, we’re picking up belief systems from everyone around us. And we’re not told to question what we’re being taught, especially the authority!
We are operating the majority of our lives from our unconscious mind. And this is what creates our reality!
Big Idea #3: Questioning Our Beliefs
Take a piece of paper and write down all the beliefs you’ve been taught in your life. See if you can come up with your top 5 core beliefs. They don’t need to be good or bad beliefs, just write them down.
Here are a couple of common ones:
- You must work hard to get ahead.
- You won’t succeed in life without an education.
- Be respectful of your elders.
- Beauty is on the outside.
- It’s important that others like you.
Have 5 of your core beliefs written down? Great! Now it’s time to question them.
- Do you really believe this or is this something you’ve been taught that’s true?
- Does this belief even make any sense?
- How does this belief make me feel?
Put a check-mark next to the belief if it makes you feel good. And put an X beside if you answered no to any of these above questions. If you answered no, we’re going to want to continually remind ourselves that this belief isn’t true!
Other Cool Stuff:
Empowered YOUth: A Father and Son’s Journey to Conscious Living - Coming soon! (October 1, 2012 - Hay House)
|If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”||
We hope you enjoyed this class and look forward to seeing you in Week 2!
-The en*theos team