We often look for external factors to explain our circumstances. We might blame our job, our relationships, or our environment for the way we feel, hoping that changing these factors will bring about permanent change. However, the truth is that no permanent change can come about merely by attempting to fix or rearrange external conditions.
To understand this better, we need to delve into the root of the problem. Our thoughts, beliefs, and habits create the internal conditions that shape our lives. Even if we change our external circumstances, we may still find ourselves repeating the same patterns of behavior because we have not addressed the root cause of our problems.
For example, imagine someone who is unhappy with their job. They might think that finding a new job will solve their problems, but if they don’t address their underlying beliefs and habits, they might find themselves unhappy in their new job as well. Perhaps they believe that they are not good enough, or that they will never be happy in any job. These internal beliefs will continue to affect their life, even if they change their external circumstances.
To create permanent change, we need to start from within. We need to examine our beliefs, thoughts, and habits and identify those that are holding us back. This might involve some introspection, and it can be uncomfortable to confront our own limiting beliefs. However, it is only by addressing these beliefs that we can truly create lasting change.