By Simon Lawrence
'The Power of Believing'
When you take control of your mind and the inevitable chatter we all have going
on behind the scenes, you will discover an entirely new and wonderful person! That
someone currently lies dormant within you. You will discover a new-found happiness,
an exciting self, and soon that internal you will be externalised, allowing you to
have a joyful and positive attitude at all times throughout your life, even when you
encounter problems or difficulties.
Creating a more positive mind-state only requires your commitment to it, and making
it work for you. No matter how strange a way of thinking it may seem to you at
first, the more you put into it and practice it, the more rewards you will reap.
In this chapter we are going to discover the power of ‘believing’ ... and how you can
change your life in a few simple steps.
I’m sure that you have been told sometime during your life that if you ‘have faith’,
that you ‘truly believe’ in something, then it really will happen. I know a lot of
people don’t completely accept this idea, and there are those who say they have
tried practicing it but have never achieved tangible results. But there are also those
who are living examples of this thinking, and they are the people who truly practice
the ‘power of believing’ and have tremendous success too.
Researchers have found that what we think and the state of our mind has a direct
affect on our life, our current reality and on how healthy we are. General science
is now taking these ideas more seriously and studies have looked at the ‘power of
believing’ and how beliefs impact on our health. Those who believe they are sick and
are going to die will not cope nearly as well as those who ‘believe’ they can recover
and will survive. Specialists at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in America are
now actually teaching their cancer patients how their beliefs can make a difference
to their chances of survival.
What you believe is what you get… I think that just about sums it up nicely.
Again there will be those of you who may not accept that entirely; but this is what
happens when you believe something.
For example if you believe that relationships are difficult and require a lot of work,
then you will only attract people who will make your relationships difficult, or influence
you to put a lot of work into them. Or if you worry about something happening
to you, you will quite likely, over time, generate that scenario – a sobering
thought isn’t it!
Of course that doesn’t happen all the time - when you worry, a small part of you is
still hopeful of a positive outcome, and this helps avoid a complete disaster. However
if you were only to worry about some future event, considering only the worst
case scenario, certain of a negative and destructive outcome, then you are in line for
a pretty miserable time, because that is what you will bring to yourself.
But there is more to ‘believing’ than merely creating beliefs...
I will post the remainder of this chapter later in the week. Many thanks for visiting. SL