This animation was created by comedian Mike Polk as a comedy piece and commentary. I saw it and realized its potential to help kick-off a series of posts on the topic of MISCONCEIVED and/or FORCED/DESTRUCTIVE life patterns commonly called Belief Systems. This series of posts will help you find destructive patterns (Belief Systems). We will offer guidance in identifying and correcting MISCONCEIVED patterns (Belief Systems).

Watch, Listen, Learn…
Don’t Compromise!



Truth is sometimes painful. This video touches on EVERY issue (Belief System) that can develop when people try to FORCE a Belief System upon a relationship. If you IDENTIFY the truth and accept it, then let it guide you; the result will be a CHANGE in your Belief System. By changing your Belief System you break the pattern.

If you recognised ANY of the patterns (Belief Systems) in this video I STRONGLY urge you to READ ON. This post will offer some NEW concepts to help you understand and change your relationship patterns (Belief Systems).

LESSON ONE: Soul Mates 101

We have been mislead to believe there is only ONE Soul Mate for each of us. So we travel through our lives looking for the BIG ONE, the REAL DEAL, the EARTH SHAKING event that we have been assured will be SO OBVIOUS to us.


What happens when this process (EVENT) does not take place the way you have been led to believe it will? At that point most people take it upon themselves to FORCE (artificially create) these incorrect Belief Systems to become true. In effect they begin to “Create Their Own (BUT INAPPROPRIATE) Reality“. This results in living patterns (Belief Systems) like those portrayed in this animation.

This thinking pattern (Belief System) is SO WRONG in so many ways. Your thoughts are much more powerful than you realize – Your thoughts (Belief Systems) are like a massive iceberg that is mostly hidden beneath the surface, yet the part that is underwater is usually what sinks ships!

Wrong thinking, including ideas and misconceptions (Belief Systems) you formed as a child, could very well be affecting your life negatively now.

LESSON TWO: Soul Mates – A NEW Belief System

In your lifetime, MANY Soul Mates will travel through your life.

Main Entry: Soul Mate
Function: noun
1 : a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament
2 : a person who strongly resembles another in attitudes or beliefs
3 : one of two persons compatible with each other in disposition, point of view, or sensitivity

What most do NOT understand is the FACT that in our lifetime many POTENTIAL Soul Mates are available AND seeking us out.

FACT: If you are busy with the WRONG person when a POTENTIAL Soul Mate seeks you out, that Soul Mate will keep on walking.

Are you so afraid of the unknown that you MUST fill the void by FORCE even at the cost of NOT meeting a yet unknown Soul Mate? You fill that void with a COMPROMISE. MOST of the time you fill that void with the WRONG person.

A Reason – A Season – A Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, others just a season and sometimes they stay a lifetime. When you know which it is, then you will know what to do. This is A NEW Belief System for most people. With this NEW Belief System you need not fear being alone. You will not be driven by fear and you can fully enjoy your destiny.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to help you through a difficulty, to give you guidance and support, or to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They are there for the reason you need them what ever it may be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part, or perhaps at an inconvenient time, that person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

We must realize that when our need has been met, our wish fulfilled, their work is done. The request you made has been answered, and now it is time to move on. In this NEW Belief System, we need NOT fear being alone because we know other Soul Mates will follow.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. Their purpose may be to bring you peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifelong lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

“One of my core beliefs is that belief itself is a choice that can be made of our own free will” – Steve Pavlina

By applying these concepts you have a NEW choice in Belief Systems. Will you find yourself saying “Thank You For Being A Part Of My Life” (no matter if for a reason, a season or a lifetime) or will you continue to say “I Guess You’ll Do – You Can Pick Me Up At Eight…”

[notice]EDITORS NOTE: I am an Ordained Minister focused on pastoral counseling. I have expertise in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, trauma, chronic pain and illness. I teach research-based, mindful, integrative, cognitive, and behavioral solutions to life’s challenging problems. I have been a certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner for over 25 years. In my current counseling practice I utilize a blend of talk based counseling with NLP programming techniques.[/notice]

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