Whether we know it or not, we all have some very deeply entrenched beliefs. And it is these that really govern our thoughts, and so our decisions, and so our actions, and thus in turn our lives.
So in the interests of living confidently & well, it’s probably a good idea to get some clarity on what these beliefs are, where they come from, and whether or not we want them to rule our lives. However, the hidden key to success here is to distinguish between two types of belief: what you believe IN and what you believe ABOUT.
A few examples of beliefs IN: “I believe in…..” a Deity, the power of Fate, Basic Human Good, Destiny, Self-determination, etc.
A few examples of beliefs ABOUT: “I believe that…..” “People are inherently good or evil.”, or “The world is ending soon.”, or “Life is suffering.”, etc.
Pretty big difference, right? Take some time and consider this well.
Done? Great! Now keep this in mind: While our beliefs IN and ABOUT must be considered separately, remember that they’re always working together inside us as a team. So it is up to us to determine at any given moment which ones will be in play, and for what reasons.
This is our #1 Responsibility: Freedom of Thought.