Cages are not physical structures made of iron or any other material; they are constructed from our thoughts and beliefs. These mental cages are formed through the limitations we impose on ourselves, the fears that hold us back, and the negative self-talk that keeps us trapped in a cycle of self-doubt. They are the invisible barriers preventing us from pursuing our dreams, taking risks, and stepping outside our comfort zones. These cages are created and reinforced by our minds, and they can be incredibly powerful and suffocating if we allow them to dictate our actions and define our limitations.
The construction of these thought cages is often rooted in past experiences, societal expectations, and the fear of failure or rejection, or fear of success. As we encounter challenges and setbacks throughout life, we may begin to believe that we are not capable or deserving of success, happiness, or fulfillment. We become confined to the boundaries of our thoughts, limiting our potential and inhibiting our growth. These mental cages keep us stuck in mediocrity and prevent us from fully embracing our true potential. However, just as our thoughts create these cages, they can also be dismantled and overcome through a shift in mindset, self-reflection, and the cultivation of self-belief.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!