Money is the root of all evil.
Love is an illusion.
Romance happens only in fairy-tales.
Good guys finish last.
It's a hostile world out there.
And so many other such limiting ideas we grow up with and choose to believe. And in doing so, we forget:
We are what we believe.
Our world and our life is an exact replica of what we believe in the deepest parts of our heart... about ourselves, about others, and about our life and the world.
Belief in Self
If we believe we are not good enough, then we will never be good enough. If we believe we can't do something, then we will never be able to do it. If we doubt that we deserve a certain thing, then we will never get it.
The ironic thing is that most of the time, we are the ONLY ones who don't believe in our own awesomeness. The people who know us may think we are amazing. They may want to be like us. Some might even be jealous of us. Yet, we remain filled with self doubts. (I know I do that.)
Why is it so difficult for us to see our own beauty and self worth? Why is it so difficult for us to believe that we are wonderful, lovable people, deserving only the best in life?
Belief in Others
We don't believe in others too most of the time. We are scared to depend too much on people or share our feelings with them. We don't entrust them with responsibility. We believe they will let us down. Or hurt us in some way. And if they make mistakes, we don't give them second chances. We simply write them off.
If we do give people a chance though, we'll often be surprised to see what they can achieve. Believing in a person usually brings out the best in him/her. (Usually, not always. But it's well worth the risk.)
So why is it so difficult for us to see the goodness in other people? Why is it so difficult for us to believe that they're not "out there to get us"?
Belief in the World
We finish school and then step out into the "big bad world". None of us are ever told that we'll step into the "big beautiful world". Life is not a bed of roses. Life screws everyone. Life is a bitch. Sighhhh. We haven't even met life, and we already believe that it will be the worst thing to happen to us.
Life is what we make it. It is nothing but a series of choices and their consequences. We can't blame life for our choices, now can we? If we choose to not eat right or live healthy, then how is it our life's fault that we are not happy?
Is life really that bad, or do we just give it a bad name? Why is it so difficult for us to believe that the world is a friend to us? That life is a gift for us?
In order to be truly happy, we need to have a little bit of faith. We need to believe in our own strength and capabilities, and we need to believe in those who love us. Most of all, we need to believe in life itself. When I opened my store, I received help from the most unimaginable places, and in the most unimaginable ways. The whole world is there to support our dreams. If we believe that we can, we will.
What do you believe about yourself and the world?
This is my second post for 2016 AprilAtoZ.
Link to the previous post: A to Z of Happiness: A - Acceptance.
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