What do your tattoos mean to you?
Symbols! we all have them, what they mean to you ? what do they mean to me. Although I'm talking about my symbols because I don't know all of your symbols and what's totally important to you. I'm sure...
Symbols! we all have them, what they mean to you ? what do they mean to me. Although I'm talking about my symbols because I don't know all of your symbols and what's totally important to you. I'm sure you do. And this is to, basically, help you to remind yourself to, perhaps, have some symbols, if you don't already, and choose symbols or artifacts that empower you to be magnificent when you go out there in the world, and leave a blaze of glory behind you. Truly be magnificent.
But enough of that. My newest tattoo, tattoo number eight, eight right now, is this bad boy right here. But it's the word "Unbreakable". And what does that mean to me? Am I a big fan of that movie with Bruce Willis, directed by M. Night Shyamalan? Yeah, I am. I like that movie. It's a good movie. It's all about superheroes. Oh, I shouldn't have told you that because it kinda gives away the ending. Oops. Should have said, "Spoiler alert," right? But really, you know, I am, I'm a fan of the movie.
But really, what "Unbreakable" is for me, is it's about reminding me to be unbreakable. It's reminding me of the journey that I've had that's brought me in front of this very camera here today, speaking to you. I don't wanna bore you with the details because there's lots of other videos and interviews I've done where I've told my story multiple times. But it's to remind me to keep being unbreakable, no matter what the universe throws at me, no matter what happens, no matter what has happened in the past. I'm still unbroken. I'm still here, and I'm still going forward, and I continue to go forward each and every day.
Oftentimes, we fear things that have already happened, and the "Unbreakable" is to remind me that I've overcome that. I've overcome everything. And how I know I've overcome everything is, I'm in front of you, right here, right now, live and in living color. Well, it's live as I'm recording it. And I've still got two arms, I've still got two legs, two eyes, two ears, and I'm unbroken. My will was unbroken. My body's unbroken. I overcame everything to be here at the dance, so to speak, and I'll continue to do that because that's who I am.
And this is not something that's about patting myself on the back, but it's to remind you of the things in your life, to remind yourself that, no matter what's happened to you in your life, no matter what stories you've told yourself in your life, maybe you don't have a tattoo on your arm like that, that's amazing, but it's to remind you of, you're unbroken. It doesn't matter what you think is wrong with you. It doesn't matter what people told you is wrong with you. You're unbroken. You're still here. You're still watching this. It means that you are still alive. Yeah, there may be stuff that you need to work on in your life. Can you be better? Totally. Can you have more of what you want in your life? Absolutely. Are you perfect yet? Probably not. But are you good enough? Totally. Are you broken? No. I don't care what you've gone through up to this point. I don't care what trauma you've overcome. I don't care what trauma you're going through. You're still unbroken because you're watching this.
So, whoever told you you were broken, wherever you picked up that little voice inside your head that said that you need someone to come and fit all those pieces together, no, you don't need that. You're unbroken. You might need a blueprint on how to get to the next level, to overcome the thing that's been holding you back, or to ascend to where you need to go, totally. But are you broken? No, you're not broken. I don't care what's wrong with you. I don't care if you're the smoker, the heroin addict, the child that pees the bed, the woman that can't ever be with a man again because she had terrible things, abuse that happened to her when she was younger, whether you're a soldier that's coming back with terrible PTSD, having seen terrible atrocities in war. I don't care what your problem is. I'm here to tell you, you're unbroken and you can get to the next level, and you can let go of that stuff that you no longer need. There's nothing wrong with you, and you can do whatever you want.
So, that's what this tattoo means to me. What do your tattoos mean to you? What do your artifacts mean to you? What do your symbols mean to you? Because they're always constantly reminding you, or anchoring, as we say in NLP, wherever you go, consistently reminding yourself. So, this is a reminder to you to set up your anchors, to set up your tattoos, to set up your symbols in a way that supports you, in a direction that you wanna go in your life.
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I've been Luke Michael Howard, PhD, clinical hypnotist, and owner of Lukenosis Toronto Hypnosis.