The Humble Bumble Bee

By Bernice Fitzgibbon
The Humble Bumble Bee
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Bernice Fitzgibbon
Written By Bernice Fitzgibbon

Aerodynamically the humble bumble bees shouldn’t be able to fly! With their large bodies and tiny wings, there is no way they should be able to get off the ground, but they do! Oblivious to the fact, they fly around all day working away doing the impossible with great ease! Busy, buzzy, bees!

Luckily there was no one there to tell them they couldn’t fly or they would be stuck on the ground running around unable to get to the flowers for their food.

We need to take a leaf from the humble bumble bee’s book but instead we are too busy listening to others and our inner voice telling us what we can’t do! No one has done that before; you don’t have the skills, education, intelligence, knowledge, money … You fill in the blanks, and we listen and agree and go on perpetuating this belief, this lie that keeps us from living the life we yearn to live!! Why is that? Why would we rather believe something isn’t possible than to believe it is! Here we are with so much more capabilities than the bumble bee, yet it is doing the impossible and we can’t even do the possible!

Why is that? Why would we rather believe something isn’t possible than to believe it is! Here we are with so much more capabilities than the bumble bee, yet it is doing the impossible and we can’t even do the possible!

Why is This?

Unfortunately, most of  these beliefs and fears occur unconsciously, so it will take time and effort to change them—if you even want to.

The reason is that we are wired to feel loss far more strongly than gain. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains:

Organisms that placed more urgency on avoiding threats than they did on maximizing opportunities were more likely to pass on their genes. So, over time, the prospect of losses has become a more powerful motivator on your behavior than the promise of gains.

What Does This Have to Do With The Humble Bumble Bee?

How does this relate back to our humble bumble bee and it’s ability to fly when we are so much more capable but can’t even do what is possible?.

Simply put, our brain is wired to keep us safe and this mechanism has been passed on in our DNA.  Back in the day when man had to fight or flee in order to stay alive this was very necessary but now it isn’t.  However, our unconscious or autonomic nervous system still behaves in the same way when it perceives a threat to us.

This is felt in our body as the physical and emotional sensations known as anxiety.  It really doesn’t matter if the change is in our best interests.  Your unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference.  It doesn’t like change so unless we consciously override these negative thoughts and feelings and take action despite the discomfort, change will not happen.

What is Happening in The Unconscious Mind?

It really doesn’t matter if the change is in our best interests.  Our unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference and it doesn’t like change.  Unless we consciously override these negative thoughts and feelings and take action despite the discomfort change will not happen.

Another reason is that if we have a certain belief whether our own or someone else’s our unconscious mind goes out in search of evidence to prove this belief to be true.  Anything that doesn’t support this belief falls under the radar.  An example of this is when you buy a new car.  Before you bought it you probably didn’t notice other cars like it but now you start to see them everywhere.  This is because now it is in your focus of attention.

An example of this is when you buy a new car.  Before you bought it you probably didn’t notice other cars like it but now you start to see them everywhere.  This is because now it is in your focus of attention.

The same would happen if you started to believe you could do something and went in search of the necessary information to help you.  Suddenly you would become aware of opportunities you never noticed before.  People would show up just when you needed their skills and expertise.  Ideas would pop into your head you would never have thought of before.  Even if you feel a little afraid you continue to move forward.  With each step, you feel more confident about taking the next step and more opportunities appear.  They are now part of a new belief system.

People would show up just when you needed their skills and expertise.  Ideas would pop into your head you would never have thought of before. Even if you feel a little afraid you continue to move forward and with each step, you feel more confident about taking the next step.  More opportunities appear as this now becomes part of a new belief system.

Take Home Message

So I would like you to give this some thought the next time someone says to you ” you can’t do that or that voice in your head says ” who do you think you are you’re not clever enough to do that!” As Henry Ford said ” If you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you will be right”

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Bernice Fitzgibbon

Transformation Consultant and Health and Wellness Specialist. Registered Nurse Certified Hypnotherapist and Accredited Life Coach and Author
Creator of :Changing Your Thoughts, Living Deliberately and Ageless Living.
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