Our beliefs about
are and what we can be, precisely
we will be.
mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is
belief that is the positive, it is belief that sustains
thought and holds the world
You can change your beliefs so they
empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong
belief in yourself and what you want.
People may be
heretics to the truth if they believe things only because
their pastor says so, or the assembly so determines,
without knowing other reason; though their beliefs be
true, yet the very truth they hold become their
heresies. -John Milton
Limiting beliefs are like a
cage locked tight with no opening in sight. But when
you realize that you are the one who holds the key in
releasing these beliefs, only then can you find freedom.
Freedom comes from within. It comes from getting to
know who you really are, releasing all limiting beliefs.
And as you release your limiting beliefs and stand in your
truth, your example shines a light for the whole world to
see. Freedom will be yours when you give yourself
permission to live
authentically. -Terri Amos
Your basic energy
signature is the sum of all your thoughts and beliefs.
You define your personality, physical attributes, and
behavior. You are the only one who can create or
change your thoughts and your beliefs. And your
beliefs create what you experience as
life. -Bruce I. Doyle III
continue to believe that with your feeling and your work
you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you
cultivate in yourself this belief, the more will reality
and the world go forth from it. -Rainer
Believe it can be
done. When you believe something can be done, really
believe, your mind will find the ways to do it.
Believing a solution paves the way to
solution. -David J. Schwartz, Magic
of Thinking Big
One of my patients
who survived three major surgeries in five weeks described
himself as "born again." When I asked him
about this, he told me that his experience had challenged
all of his ideas about life. Everything he had
thought true had turned out to be merely belief and had
not withstood the terrible events of recent weeks.
He was stripped of all he knew and left only with the
unshakable conviction that life itself was holy.
This insight in its singularity and simplicity had
sustained him better than the multiple, complex system of
beliefs and values that had been the foundation of his
life up until this time. It upheld him like stone
and upholds him still because it has been tested by fire.
At the depths of the most unimaginable vulnerability he
has discovered that we live not by choice but by grace.
And that life itself is a blessing.
Naomi Remen, My
God is not always beneficial to human life. Falsely
used, it may become an escape from reality or a
justification for a dogmatic arrogance that destroys the
very fibre of the human community.
LeRoy Long, Jr.
we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life. If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits,
we've suddenly made those beliefs real.
Be sure to choose what you believe and why you
believe it, because
if you don’t choose your beliefs, you may be
some belief, and probably not a very credible one,
will choose you. -Robertson Davies
are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves with an illicit
passion for them when
anyone proposes to rob us
of their companionship. It is obviously not the ideas
themselves that are dear
to us, but our self-esteem
that is threatened.
Believe in poverty and you will be poor.
Believe in wealth and you will be rich.
Believe in love and you will have love.
Believe in health and you will be healthy.
become what they believe themselves to be. If
I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable
doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the
ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
thing always happens that you really believe in
and the belief in a thing makes it happen. And I think
nothing will happen until you thoroughly and deeply believe in it.
your self-identity and beliefs merge, differences feel
threatening. You are likely to defend your turf, become
righteous and angry, and possibly shame or abuse other people who
see things differently. When people adopt a belief--be it
about religion, politics, sex roles, or whatever--as the one,
correct belief, their minds get locked up in a rigid box, and
other people with differing beliefs are seen as the enemy.
And what do you do to the enemy? Abuse them, shame them,
hate them, or even kill them. . . .
your beliefs, think about how you learned them, and realize that
they are not genetic, nor are they the "only way."
You are free to acquire new perspectives, to absorb new ideas, and
to question everything you were taught to believe. As your
mind opens to exploration and change, you'll feel a new lightness
and more joy.
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking
and find out what I really believed. -Walter Lippman
how many of her beliefs were either unrealistic or
belonged to her deceased parents and her ex-husband.
She also realized that her expectations for herself and
others were sometimes too rigid. She was trying to
live up to what everyone else said was best for her, which
made her depressed and hard to be around at times.
Once she changed her beliefs about herself and others, she
began to smile more and enjoy
life. -Salle Merrill Redfield, Creating
a Life of Joy
All belief that does not make us
more free, more loving, more active, more calm, is,
I fear, a mistaken and superstitious belief.
-John K. Lavater
always takes you at your own valuation.Believe you are
the child of God—really believe it.Believe that you express Divine Life,
Divine Truth, and Divine Love.Believe that Divine Wisdom guides you. Believe that God is your supply.Believe that God is helping and
blessing humanity through you.Believe that you are a special enterprise
on the part of God and that he is opening your way—and
what you really believe, that you will demonstrate.
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