I used to think that being "free" was to live in the moment and living in the moment meant leaving my life up to chance rather that making conscious or "smart" choices. After a few years of severe anxiety, which led to panic attacks and phobias, I studied something called NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
and realized that everything I did in life was first, a decision and second, a choice made from that decision. I also learned that beliefs came from these decisions
(not the other way around) and the decisions were made very early in life based on other people beliefs about their own life and also, their beliefs about me. Thankfully I woke up in 2008 and realized that I could uncover these unconscious decisions and change how I perceived them and this of course changed my beliefs.
Are you still following this? I remember thinking in my early teens that I would grow up to be a single mom on welfare. Now I know that my life has a much bigger purpose and rather than being afraid of my potential (or what other people might think of me) I ask myself everyday, what more is possible? How can I give to life as it has given to me? How can I empower somebody, anybody, today, on this glorious planet with the tools that have given me, what seems like, a second chance at happiness and love?
Many people still don't realize they are the ones at choice, they are the ones in charge of their own life. Many people still do not realize that their beliefs may not even be their own and it's holding them waaay back from who they truly can become! If your life is upside down and you are stuck in a job that you don't want anymore and you don't get along with your family or your so-called friends or things just aren't getting much better even though you are "trying hard" then maybe it's time to do a life review! It's ok to ask for help and take your beautiful life on a new, brighter path ... one that has a happy ending! You do have a choice. You are the one in charge of your life and your decisions. You can change old beliefs that no longer serve where you want to be in life by making new decisions about how your life can really be TODAY. The time is now, it starts with one single step... it starts with you.