Consciously adopting your beliefs can make your life amazing. Randomly or unconsciously collecting beliefs can make your life hell.
When you actively seek out powerful beliefs, you can design a life that other people think is only for savants and outliers.
If only they knew that the beliefs that shape your life are more like clothes you can try on or take off at any time (granted, some are like tight leather pants that can be a bit pesky to peel off). The difference with beliefs being that the “store” you get beliefs from is free and virtually unlimited. Your only confinement is your willingness to relax your assumptions and remain curious.
Some of the things I believe now I would have thought to be insane or ludicrous a year ago. But through my willingness to relax what I believed and remain open, I’ve been able to live an extraordinary life.
At this point, I’m willing to test believing just about anything to see if it works.
I’d like to give you a few more of the powerful, life-altering beliefs I’ve collected along my journey. When you truly steep your consciousness in them, your life will change in ways you cannot even imagine.
Your old friends might not recognize you anymore. People will wonder what superpower you possess (and you can send them to this article if you’re feeling generous).
Go ahead, try them on. Tattoo them into your mind and watch your world begin to shift.
Even if the current situation or circumstances of your life aren’t what you’d ideally have now, you can creatively notice the ways you’ve been blessed.
You may need to start very small by noticing little things you’re grateful for. If you can find nothing to be grateful for, the fault only lies with you.
You can start simple and small by being grateful for your breath or that you have enough to eat. Over time, little by little, your life situation will shift. Expanding your sphere of gratitude helps you tap into the spiral effect: the better it gets, the better it gets.
Before long, you’ll wake up thinking, “Even if I could, I wouldn’t change a thing.”
The truth of the matter is, we’re all connected. In a very literal sense, we’re all from the same human family. We’re all bodies born from stars that die and return to the earth.
So why not act as if we are really one? Your relationships will see a new depth and richness when you act as if everyone is truly you.
Right now you have a choice: You can let this day, this moment, be brand new, or you can wallow in the past and worry about the future.
You can make today a blessing and a gift, or your can squander it. When you choose to act as if today is an incredible opportunity to love fully and give your gifts deeply, new worlds will begin to open that you didn’t know could possibly exist.
Belief #4: Everything will turn out all right.
It always does, doesn’t it? No matter how bad things might seem now, they will surely pass as they always do.
And under every challenge, every crisis, is a lesson waiting to be learned. Within chaos and compost, opportunities and flowers bloom.
When you view all of life as a game, it feels more like play and less like a problem to be solved.
Why not view everything, even the most difficult challenges, as adventures with mysteries waiting to unfold? Life is not a problem you need to fix, it’s a game to be played to the fullest.
We will all die one day, sooner or later. Would you rather die holding back, or having given everything and loved to your depth?
Would you rather close off, or open? Every moment is a choice. Consider how your choice feels right now.
Stop waiting for the right moment. Give your best right now, however you are moved to do so.
The reality is that while you’re worrying about what others think about you, they’re worrying about what you think about them. It’s pretty comical, actually.
The good news is that this is a license to do more of what you want. And while doing so, you’ll liberate others to do the same.
If you’re not getting your needs met, you probably struggle with asking for what you want. That’s okay. We’re often taught growing up that we can’t always get what we want.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not okay to ask. And it’s also always okay to say no.
The more you practice asking, the richer and more fulfilled your life becomes. Don’t believe me? Try it.
The more you take care of yourself, the greater you expand your capacity for serving others. It’s as simple as that.
And anyway, if you truly believe that the world is you, than by not serving yourself, you’re actually hurting the world. Is that what you want? Is that the kind of example you want to set?
Serving yourself isn’t selfish, it’s actually one of the deepest signs of caring for others you can show.
Even in the most difficult challenges and heart-wrenching tragedies, love is available when we choose to open our hearts.
It’s only when we close ourselves off and shut down that we restrict the flow of love into our lives. When we choose to open, even amidst the pain, we can feel love’s flow and realize that love takes many shapes. Love can feel like grief, anger and sadness.
Whether we’re experiencing joy or loss, opening our hearts allows the fullness of love and healing to come through. When you open, even when it hurts, that’s when real growth and fullness is allowed to come forth.
My challenge to you:
What’s one belief you’d most like to try on? Relax your assumptions and experiment with trying it on for 30 days to see if it’s true for your or not.
If it doesn’t move you, at least you’ve learned something about yourself. If you never try anything new, you only risk your life.