I am inviting you to take a risk with me. Borderline Brainwashed is partly a memoir-mine-and partly an appeal for introspection and openness. In this book we're going to take a hard look at our beliefs, even the ones we are unaware of. I'm not going to lie to you, things could get tough. Pushing past the comfort of staying the same is risky, and where there's risk, there's grit. But where there's grit, there's growth.
For two decades, the rigid beliefs I held about myself, others and the world stemmed from the religion I was born into: Fundamentalist Christianity. Boxed in by my own narrow-mindedness, I was unable to tap into my full potential. Yet taking stock of what I considered to be true brought about a much more vibrant version of myself. I chose to leave behind insecurities and shame in exchange for empowerment and freedom.
While my journey is personal to me, I am confident that the underlying message is universally applicable. Together, we will peel back the layers of our upbringings and current environments. No matter how thick those layers are, you will discover the humanness at your core. A more true you will emerge.
The question is not if evolution awaits you on the other side of deconstructing your beliefs. The question is: are you ready for the transformation? Because chances are, you, like me, have been borderline brainwashed.
Sarah the Human