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You Are Not What You Have Been Taught to Believe

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Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
“Who you are is not what you have been taught to believe. Who you are is the most incredible being of love.” For whatever behaviour (or belief) is unwanted and yet appears to be so deeply ingrained, ask yourself, “Where did I learn this?” I ask clients to trace their problematic behaviour, belief system, or unhealthy habit - back to an earlier time – a time in which they first remembered observing this behaviour in another person, or - if applicable - of their self. I call this "a point of origin.” The purpose of looking for the origin of a behaviour or core belief is to establish a starting place from which you may begin to understand that this behaviour (attitude, belief, or thought pattern) is not entirely of your making. To find its originating point means that it was learned and therefore may be changed or unlearned and replaced with something of your choosing. We learn so much about our self by reflecting on what we have been taught to believe.
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20 reflections
You don’t have to live the life your parents taught you to have. Go your own path. Embrace your inner self.
Finding my true self
I am finding my true self, I don’t have to live up to expectations of what my parents believe I should be, this is beyond freeing for me💗
You Are Not Your Beliefs
Most of our beliefs are learned as a child and may not represent who we really are. Explore how you think and react about yourself, others and situations
We can find origins of behaviors, it’s hard, but think!
My dad was a teller and had a curt attitude with my Mom and sister. I must have learned it’s ok to spout off and not be patient. I need to be more patient. I need to not show frustration when Mom is slow or not well so that I cannot leave home. I need to be fine and not antsy when I get to be at home! 8 minute program....think I saw Mom so mistreated by others I feel I have the right to carry on also????? I learn by watching. I think I can get a better understanding in time of how to stop the frustration and enjoy this time more.
Changing behavior
From this meditation, I learned but not all human behaviors are not entirely production of human minds. Rather, the things we’ve learned in childhood influence our behavior as adults. Unfortunately not all habits we’ve learned in childhood serve us well in adulthood
Letting go…
of learned behavior patterns to allow my true self to be revealed.
I grieve.
I learned that maybe I’m conditioned to grieve in a certain. To devastate myself in the name of love. Can I choose a different response??
Flashback to childhood
I flashed back to a time when a teacher said a sarcastic “of course you do” when we all shared either what was most important to us or what we were most looking forward to about Easter. Most kids said Easter eggs, food, the egg hunt, etc. I said what I thought would impress the teacher, something about the religious aspect, which was so not me. In trying to be accepted and admired, I instead made the teacher roll her eyes. And it stung. 50 years later, I recall that feeling so vividly. Now to unpack the family dynamics that had me feeling that way, like I had to impress people to be accepted. There is much to unpack.
I learned how much I have bought into the bad little girl who “came from the gutter” but am not going to be that belief. I am so much better than that sense of self! I am kind and loving.
Childhood learning am always looking at my childhood for answers. Changing thise learned thoughts has been a lifelong struggle after so many years. But reminders like this go a long way
Childhood for patterns that was so long ago And a lifetime struggleI am continuing and have been successful at this
I learned that if you let go of upsetting things & meditate
I learned that if you let go of upsetting things and meditate negative thoughts will release your mind and more positive will come to mind like picture yourself on a island with a sunset in a house across the bay meditation is a good way to relax the mind and the body I’ve noticed that when I meditate negative things will automatically disappear if I look at nature or water or houses or skies or sunshine or raindrops negative thoughts will automatically go away and I love to meditate ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ it’s to relax and chill out and not think about anything like your bad day
Defy the Past
I learned that I do not have to be defined by my upbringing.
Kennedy Alexis
•♡I am ME♡•
I am not my mom. I am not living someone else's story. I choose the relationships I want. I choose the way I want to be treated. I am Kennedy. I am who I want to be.
Some of these old feelings that aren’t easily explained can be traced to an initial core belief from an earlier similar situation. To heal that, we address it!
No second-guessing myself!
I was raised, but not nurtured, by a hypercritical. alcoholic mother and a hypercritical sister. I was repeatedly told that I was self-centered, irresponsible and a “carbon copy” of two disdained aunts on my father’s side. I was told I couldn’t do anything right. At 71, I’m still second-guessing myself and still working hard to overcome my limiting beliefs. These meditations are so helpful!
Every great adventure starts in the place of origin
I learned that if I can trace my habits back to the time of origin, where I learned them, I can then have an easier time understanding WHY I hold on to bad habits...
I’ve been reading Eckhart Tolle books so was very much in line with his teachings.
Life coaching is something I’m interested in pursuing. I’d like to do training in life coaching.
Remember that others reactions to a situation do not need to influence your emotions
Each person is uniquely their own individual, and you are as well. Resist the negative influences or responses around you and choose to be the unique person you are, stay true to yourself, remind yourself that your thoughts and emotional health is vitally important for your well being. You choose to take actions that will be positive for you.
This brought up so much I guess that I didn’t know needed to be addressed Thank you
He brought up so many feelings that I didn’t even know I had. I wanna expand on this and thank you because I wanna be real. Thank you. 
Big mouth
I have always wished I could just shut up and be more private. I always annoyed my mother and even my dad, sometimes. Out of 4 kids, I was different. I realized, on a trip to visit my dads extended family, that these were MY ppl. The Italians. I will always carry that criticism from my mother. But now, I know that I am not horrible. I am a helper to anyone who needs it. And my “big mouth” says happy and positive things to strangers. I wonder where I would be in life, if I had been encouraged to be outgoing and independent. (I am 56)
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