“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
– Alan Keightle
People pick up beliefs as they grow up because of what they have seen, heard and/or experienced. In case you have beliefs which do not support you, you can always change them to supportive, nurturing beliefs. A belief is only a thought that you have been thinking again and again. You can start thinking another thought too in place of the one you want to change. For example, if you have a belief like the following –
“the world is not a safe place. We need to always be on our guard.”
This can be changed to
“The world is safe and friendly. I am at peace with life. I am one with life. All is well”
Why would you want to change your beliefs? Firstly, because a supportive belief will give you relief, it will make you feel better. Secondly, because what you believe comes true for you in your experience. It’s what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy in Psychology. This is similar to what the law of attraction states – “like attracts like” i.e. what you feel attracts more to feel the same. It’s helpful to know this because the thoughts you think lead to the feelings you feel. You can believe the opposite of the belief you want to change and then you will start to see that coming through in your life experiences.
When you look at the manifestations, over a period of time, in someone’s life, it’s easy to deduce what beliefs that person may have. If you would like your physical reality i.e. the manifestations that you are living to be different from what they currently are (either in one area of your life or many areas), you may want to look at the beliefs you hold.
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