|Posted on January 4, 2019 at 9:10 PM|
Source: The Divine Dots, A Transformational Novel. By Ali Khan
Our inner beliefs play a dominant role in the way we perceive this world. When we have certain types of beliefs inside our psyche, they don’t just stay and sleep within us. They create a powerful bias within us to gather relevant logic to protect as well as establish the beliefs we have.
Michael Shermer, in his book The Believing Brain states that “we form our beliefs from a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large.
After forming our beliefs, we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow.”
Therefore, our beliefs unconsciously control a great deal of our life. If we want to change our present circumstance, the very first thing we have to alter is the beliefs we have regarding the world. If we think our external environment is full of trouble and misfortune, then our life will be articulated just as a victim of the situation. We will find more evidence that relates to this, and gradually our perception will turn into a dominant belief. The rest will be taken care of as a consequence.
When we change the belief system of a person, that person changes himself.
The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe. -Albert Einstein
Bijoy also recalled that he learned from that seminar that our destiny vastly depends on the thought we have been thinking the majority of the time. It is our predominant thoughts which form our beliefs; our beliefs dominate our perceptions, logic, and interpretation of the world. Therefore, they control almost every action we take. Our life is nothing but the reflection of our predominant actions.
Various sages who walked in the face of this planet emphasized the power of our thoughts to draw our fortune.
Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale
Genius is the patience of thoughts, concentrated in a certain direction.
-Sir Isaac Newton
You become what you think about all day long. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein
What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create. -Buddha
This is just to mention a few of them.
(Source: The Divine Dots, A Transformational Novel)