Back in High school, a long, long time ago, I was amazed when I heard about DNA or DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. This double helix molecule was a treasure from my ancestors to me. In that tiny object, my whole genetic life was coded and encrypted.
We often have assumptions or hear that we cannot be more than our DNA. When repeated long enough, we internalize the fact that our DNA is our legacy, a code that cannot be cracked.
We are made to believe that we are just what our parents, our grandparents, or our ancestors left for us in our DNA.
To me, that is true. Well, to some extent.
Let me explain. Yes, both my parents are Black, so obviously, I am Black. I might have coded some diseases that were part of my lineage in my DNA, like Drepanocytosis or Spondylarthrosis. But for most of who I am, I believe I can change my DNA at its core.
Often, we believe that we are the prisoners of our DNA.
Yet some studies show that we are mainly the result of our environment and the people we are surrounded with. This is called Epigenetics.
In this article, I will share with you 3 steps that I use to alter my DNA. Before we start, let me give you my definition of DNA.
For me, DNA stands for:
To alter the DNA of our life, we have to follow the 3 steps below. Each time we face a roadblock regarding something we want to achieve in our life, we can break it into the 3 following steps.
1. Express Your Desire
A desire simply expressed is something we want from the external world. It is as simple as that.
I remember when I was in Dakar, Senegal. I really wanted to come to Europe. I was watching a lot of television. I saw all those people in nice cars, beautiful buildings, and clean streets, having whatever they wanted.
Well, this was how I pictured it as a teenager. I wanted to come to Europe to get all those material things and be successful.