What is a belief?
It’s a feeling of certainty about what something means. The challenge is that most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpretations of painful and pleasurable experiences.
Most individuals do not consciously decide what they are going to believe. In actuality, our beliefs are misinterpretations of past events. We create our realities, based on our perceptions. Your perceptions create your energy level and that creates the world you know.
How do ideas turn into beliefs? An idea is a thought without evidence. A belief has references to support the idea.
Do those references truly have evidence or are they merely our interpretation of repetitive perceptions? Our specific experiences create the belief, not the Truth.
Whether you believe something to be true or whether you believe it is not, you are Right.
For example, if you believe you’re extremely intelligent, you likely have a lot of references to back it up. Maybe you did well in school, people always tell you how smart you are, you catch onto things quickly, etc. You can find experiences to back up almost any belief. The key is to make sure that you’re consciously aware of the beliefs you’re creating. Your beliefs determine whether or not you feel like you are meeting your values…. these Rules can either Limit you …or Liberate you. If they don’t empower you, change them.
In order to make a positive change, we must first change our limiting beliefs. When we begin to honestly question our beliefs and the experiences we assign to them, we give ourselves the gift to create new empowering beliefs that assist us in creating our ideal life.
Here are 5 examples of empowering beliefs to try on:
- Everything happens for a reason and a purpose. What did I learn or gain ?
- There are no failures, only outcomes—as long as I learn something I’m succeeding.
- I create my own reality and am responsible for what I create.
- There is always a way if I’m committed.
- The past does not equal the future.