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
If you read my last blog you would see how powerful and magical a belief is. Belief is a magical phenomenon that is experienced by every living human. It gives us a power of creation, good or evil. On the surface, it is just an intangible thought that flows through one’s mind; yet, it is much more than that. In times of adversity, what a person believes in, can work wonders for him/her. Our beliefs influence our minds in a certain manner. They make us understand seemingly some of the most difficult things about life and the world around us. The catch here, however, is not understanding, but interpreting those meanings.
Personal interpretations might differ with respect to a given idea or situation and therefore, different people might have different beliefs regarding the same thing. In fact, sometimes, individual interpretations of two people may be completely contrasting with each other, leading to completely opposite beliefs and viewpoints. For instance, of the two given people, one might believe in the institution of marriage, whereas the other may not. The result of these beliefs may be, two, completely contrasting patterns of social behavior, each of which might influence a particular section of society.
Beliefs also, to a large extent, influence one’s morality quotient. What a person believes definitely affects his/her outlook with respect to right and wrong. Beliefs are rarely, and need not be, ‘right’ at all times. More often than not, they do not even have legitimate foundations. Therefore, nobody else, but only an individual may be held responsible for his/her beliefs and what they might yield. Therefore, looking pragmatically at the bigger picture is of utmost importance. The quality of our beliefs determines the kind of person we are, and what we have in store for society and for the world.
It is important to note that one’s beliefs are entirely a question of his/her personal preference. Neither can they be imposed on people, nor can people be forced to abandon their beliefs. No matter how correct or incorrect they are, they are vital to the very existence of an individual, who believes in them.
Beliefs thus, are an inseparable part of our existence. No matter what we might believe in, still, we are all believers. Some of us believe in the presence of God; others believe in His absence. Nevertheless, we believe! And, we are the way we are because we believe in what we believe. Our beliefs can be ‘good’ or they can be ‘bad’, but they always remain with us, until we decide to believe differently.
-excerpts taken from spiritualray-
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