Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

(Photo above by Michelle Grambeau)

Today we are discussing limiting beliefs and self-doubt. Whatever form they take for you, whether it’s your own negative self-talk, the way you see yourself or limitations others have placed on you that you’ve internalized, transforming limiting beliefs can be hard. Fortunately, the essence of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is to do exactly this. By strengthening our Buddhability, we can transform our limitations.

Our guest is Rachel Mundus, who practices Buddhism in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today she shares the many self-doubts she has had to challenge on the long journey toward her dream of becoming a dentist for the people.

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Cheat Sheet

1:29 Why Rachel began chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

3:09 Where her dream to provide dental care came from

5:28 The difference she felt once she started chanting

9:20 What her work is now

11:43 Her greatest challenge along the way

16:13 Key turning points in challenging her limiting beliefs

24:19 What it looks like to strengthen your determination daily

30:10 The impact of learning to enjoy the journey

35:02 How she decided to tackle school again

41:02 How she uprooted her “tree of self-doubt”

43:53 Advice for anyone struggling with limiting beliefs or self-doubt

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