“To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” (Eckhart Tolle)
We all have them and they prevent us from seeing reality for what it is.
Just as your car has blind spots, you have psychological blind spots.
Your limiting beliefs keep you blind from what reality is actually like.
They keep you locked into a certain perspective and only allow you to see a very small sliver of reality.
These limiting beliefs include:
“Money is scarce.”
“I am a victim.”
“Nothing ever works out for me.”
“People are evil and selfish.”
We can have limiting beliefs within all areas of our lives and they each directly create dysfunction in those areas.
When you act neurotically, you are not aware of the fact that you are acting neurotically.
This is the fundamental problem that the majority of people face when it comes to addressing their blind spots. Hence, there is a reason why they are called BLIND spots.
Negative emotion, jealousy, guilt, shame, lower consciousness activities, all contribute to the widening of your blind spots.
Your unhealthy habits are the anchors that weigh you down and further widen your blind spots.
Unhealthy habits come in the form of:
These unhealthy habits are especially destructive because they fly under the radar of our consciousness.
Unhealthy ego is the foundation of all of the other manifestations that arise.
Unhealthy ego is the most powerful deceptive force within our lives.
For this reason, we must study the ego and understand how it fights for control.
Cravings & Desires
We are all constantly bombarded with cravings and desires from our lower self. These can be cravings of all kinds such as sex, food, intimacy, so forth.
The majority of people are grossly controlled by their cravings and desires and it shows within the values that they have as well as the lifestyle that they lead.
All of these creations of the ego contribute to the widening of your blind spots.
You must firstly become aware of them if you ever want to change them and improve upon your current situation.
Secondly, you must develop awareness which is simply defined as the observation of your own behavior within the present moment.