Break your programming

You’re programmed. Don’t even think you aren’t. As a social creature, you’ve absorbed a crazy amount of nonsense from your environment. Some of that nonsense is useful, like the idea that it’s safe to cross when a blinking, human-shaped light appears on the other side of the street. Most of the nonsense is trivial. Some blocks you from living the life of your dreams.

Think of a house. Now, here’s a game for you: take 20 seconds to draw a house. It doesn’t have to be a specific one – generic is fine. Ready? Okay, go.

What did you draw? That depends on who you are and what your background is. Most people draw something like a big ol’ square with a door in the middle, a window either side and a triangular roof on top. Maybe a chimney with a curl of smoke, too.

This is all great, except that I’ve never seen a house like that. It’s the archetypical house we hold in our heads… and there’s nothing in reality that matches it.

What else? You can probably name some plant-based sources of protein. Most people would mention nuts, seeds or legumes. But, as any vegan can attest, these same people will happily ask where vegans get their protein.

Questions are driven by politeness (“how are you?”) or curiosity (“I wonder what happens if you add chili flakes to pineapple?”). The vegan-protein question is just… dumb. It’s not ignorant because they know the answer already. And while vegans can have imbalanced diets, a lack of protein is rarely a factor.

So where does it come from?

Okay, but these are trivial examples. Do these influences – our programming – show up with anything important? They do. Consider this: people who grow up with younger grandparents (say, in their 50s) live longer and healthier than those who had older grandparents. This isn’t because of socioeconomics or even the age of the parents. What’s happening?

The theory is that your grandparents represent old age to you. If ‘old age’ during your formative years means 50 – when people are still sharp, mobile, healthy and active – then that’s what you’ll expect old age to be. If old age means sickness, stiffness and fogginess to you, though, that’s what you’ll get.

Programming. It starts from your earliest moments and dictates your longevity. I’d say that makes it worth paying attention to.

What does this have to do with the life of your dreams? So many of us strive for the same things. A good, safe job; a spouse; a nice car in front of a nice house in a nice neighbourhood; kids. If you want these things, great. Not everyone wants these, though. Even people who work hard for decades to achieve them don’t always want them.

It’s a cliché of our times: the person with all of the above who’s unfulfilled and miserable. What happened to them? They followed what people told them they wanted without asking the obvious questions about it.

How much time and energy does it take to mess up like this? More than you should spend. It’s never too late to change your life, but it’s better to always move in the right direction.

It’s funny. People worry about hypnosis programming you to do something you don’t want to. These people are confusing ‘hypnosis’ with ‘life’. In fact, hypnosis is the best way to break this programming. Do you think your unconscious mind – which remembers your childhood dreams better than you do, by the way – would be seduced by materialistic trappings?

Hypnosis clears away the clutter in your conscious mind. In doing so, it brings you more in touch with your true self. Your values and desires shine brightest while you’re in a trance. This is your best chance at breaking your programming and realising what you truly want. And who you truly are.

Your mind is full of other people’s thoughts. How much of your life is you going through the motions and living out someone else’s fantasies? Stop and look around you. Then look within, because you’re better off doing what you want, not what other people made you think you want.

Tomorrow is too late. Get started today.

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