“We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We hang tightly to what we believe. People try to dissuade us; still we grasp the concept like a kite string whipping in the wind. The twine knots and tangles; yet we grip harder, ripping the flesh of our hands. Nothing can separate us from what has been engraved upon our souls…until something does. What we believe might be wrong, simply theory, nothing more than opinion.
This can be true of religion, politics, societal ideas, relationships as well as monetary concepts. Any issue that stirs us falls into this category.
Who or what we believe in tells us who we are. Our views become our life atlas.
Do you trust in what you do because you have proof of its existence or necessity?
Do you have faith in it because someone else told you it was the right thing?
Do you accept it because you feel it deeply inside you?
Why do you believe the things you do?
What is the one thing without question you are confident in?
I’m going to say love. I choose this because it covers all bases. God is love. Love leads the way in all other situations. If I choose to believe what love does it will lead me in the right direction. If I choose otherwise, I can still turn to love to lead me home.
I’m going to leave you with a profound quote which is worthy of contemplating:
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. “ ~Tony Robbins