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 whether we deserve something, then we will never get that thing.
The irony is that most of the time, we are the ONLY ones who don't believe in our own awesomeness. 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
As we grow older, we meet people who abuse our trust, and, as a result, it becomes more and more difficult for us to believe in others. We become scared to depend too much on people or share our feelings with them. We don't entrust them with responsibility. We start to believe they will let us down or hurt us in some way. We stop believing in second chances.
But everyone is not the same. Not everyone is "out there to get us". Sometimes, we NEED to trust people, despite our past experiences.
Yes, some people may not deserve a second chance, but WE DO. We need to believe in the goodness of people, because WE DESERVE good people in our life.
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". We grow up hearing: Life is not a bed of roses. Life screws everyone. Life is a bitch. Even before meeting life, we're convinced that it will be the worst thing to happen to us!
But is life really that bad? Is this world really such a hostile place to live in?
Whenever we need anything, the world provides it. Ways to grow food faster, cures for terminal diseases, technology to build better infrastructure... the Universe "facilitates" scientific discoveries and inventions for whatever we need. Then why do we believe that it is bad?
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.
So what do you believe about yourself and the world? Are you ready to challenge any of your "limiting" beliefs?
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