You “know it” – but are you living it?
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Marty K.
I intellectually understand the concepts of which you teach, but understanding them in my head is not the same as feeling them. How do I bring these into my heart/soul/body–internalize them– and REALLY feel them and own them?
What a fantastic question!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been teaching someone and they will say, “I know that.” And yet, the effects of that knowledge are not showing up in their life.
Here is the key:
EXPERIENCE CREATES UNDERSTANDING
Let me explain.
There is big difference between consciously understanding something and subconsciously becoming that understanding. In simple terms, you have to live and practice the new knowledge.
Let’s say an entrepreneur “knows” that they need to stop hiding behind their computer. They “know” that they need to talk to people. They “know” that they have a fear of rejection, and that’s what’s stopping them from having sales conversations. They “know” that if anyone judges them, that judgment is about the person judging and has nothing to do with the entrepreneur.
And yet, as the entrepreneur enters the room where they had intended to meet people and engage people in sales conversations, they allow their fear to keep them from speaking to a single person.
They “know” what’s happening, but they haven’t given themselves a new experience to prove that the fear is a lie. Therefore they haven’t created a new pattern and integrated the knowledge. They don’t truly KNOW.
The teachings that you consciously learn must become a part of who you are being, and to do that, you must experience them.
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