Today we’re going deeper into the topic of the role(s) you took on in childhood—and how these roles were created out of shame and guilt.
A role is basically an agreement between you and your parents for you to be a certain way, and to never change that. If you don’t do the internal work to change your role, you’ll be stuck being that person for the rest of your life.
When we’re first born, we have no self-image. We can’t consciously reflect on who we are. We don’t even know who we are yet. All we can do is take in everything that’s going on around us. Whatever we’re exposed to on a regular basis (as far as emotions go) becomes part of how we see the world.
From a young age, most of us were shamed into changing our behavior and suppressing who we naturally are. We internalized a core image of ourself based on shame and guilt. It’s like a computer hard drive—the programming causes us to grow up and be “robots” for the world instead of being our authentic, individual selves.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How we adapted, as children, to our parents’ manipulation
- How shame and guilt prevent you from expressing who you really are today
- Where that internal voice of doubt comes from that says, “You can’t do that. You can’t be that. You can’t have that”—even if you’re in your 30s, 40s, or beyond
- How you consistently bring people into your life who act like the “internal parents” in your subconscious mind
Free yourself from the role(s) you took on as a child. Don’t miss this episode!
Links & Resources
Legacy of the Heart by Wayne Muller
Free yourself from the roles you took on as a child with these episodes from The Successful Mind Podcast:
Episode 033 – Your Concept of Self Creates All – Part I
Episode 047 – The Four Agreements Part II – Don’t Take Anything Personally
Episode 202 – How to Break Up With Your Parents
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