Darren Stehle — Coach | Writer | Podcaster

Apr 25, 2022

Unchallenged Ideas and Beliefs Limit Your Freedoms and Personal Transformation

If you want things to stay the way they are, you are holding onto an illusion.

Everything in Life Evolves and Transforms

We are not static beings. Approximately 330 trillion cells in your body are replaced every 80-days, creating a new you. We are constantly transforming, unaware of this simple fact of nature.

Why do we desperately hold onto ideas as unchanging?

The more rigidly we hold onto fixed ideas, the more they become tradition, dogma, ideology, and various forms of prejudice that damage human dignity.

Often, these ideas and beliefs function as a common good morality to unite people together in the form of tribes, societies, and countries. The less often beliefs and fixed ideas are challenged, the more narrow and limited the group's perceptions. This results in a fear of evolutionary change and a refusal to accept the nature of things at face value.

Things at rest never stay at rest — unless they're dead.

Homeostasis is a state of settling, calming down, and not changing that is temporary. Millions of external factors influence every aspect of our existence that continuously challenges homeostasis. Nothing lasts forever and everything transforms from one state to another, unable to return to what once was — the infinite cycle of life and death in the universe.

Your ideas, which you may believe are fixed, never return to the original thought.

Every new thought builds upon previous ideas in new ways. Over time, our use of words changes influencing our understanding. Each time we meet a new person or discuss our ideas, however similar they may seem, we express those thoughts in subtly different, even new ways.

Transformation Is the Only Constant

If you have never challenged yourself to understand why you believe something is true, consider answering this one question:

How does refusing to question this belief or idea serve me?

Darren Stehle — Coach | Writer | Podcaster

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