Do you think it’s delusional to believe that your thoughts encapsulate or are responsible for your entire wellbeing?
Danielle Da Silva
My answer to that is an unequivocal “NO”. Before I go on, let me put up my disclaimer, while I am not an expert, I consider myself a “research jumbie”. Over the vicissitudes of life I had no choice but to immerse myself in research in order to understand myself and my environment; after all, awareness and consciousness walk hand in hand.
Previously, when you had no awareness of your thoughts, many negative beliefs went unchallenged. Take the time to challenge your interpretation of various belief systems. Ask yourself whether your CORE beliefs are helpful or rational; discard the beliefs that do not positively influence your life such as those that say to you: “I can’t do anything right” or “I don’t think I can have a nice physique”. Such beliefs do not serve your life. So what do you do?
Search yourself in order to identify the reasons behind such beliefs and supplement them with thoughts that can engender a change in those beliefs such as “I need to work harder”, “I need to change my eating habits” or “I need to develop better time management skills”. By challenging and reframing beliefs, you can ensure that your current belief system is heading in a positive direction.
Tuning into your thoughts and their underlying beliefs is pretty much like a muscle, the more you use it, the more it grows. Writing down your thoughts daily isn’t the easiest thing to commit to however it creates a pattern and once you dump out these thoughts, review them and single out the ones you think drive your core beliefs and behaviours. Let me say this from personal experience, if you need to form your own belief, you would need to bring consciousness to those that already guide your life. You can audit your current belief system by training yourself to pay close attention to the relationship between your thoughts and your actions/behaviours. In other words, get out of your own way.
Beliefs are the principles that drive your actions in life and help you to make sense of the world around you. For the most part, your early beliefs were influenced by the people around you, namely your parents. However, as you grow older, your experiences as well as those of your friends, spiritual leaders, school teachers and even the media, begin to heavily influence your belief system. If you want to develop your own belief, you must first do some introspection so that you can become aware of the pre-existing beliefs and decide if they are destructive, then explore different belief systems so that you won’t self sabotage.
Here’s another indispensable basic truth you must know and understand about healing, it’s never God’s will for anyone to be sick; we eat foods that were never designed for human consumption and expect to pray our sickness away. This is a mad scene.
The mind, heart and body can improve with regular meditation. Most of us aren’t raised to sit and say “Om” but meditation has gained millions of converts, helping them ease chronic pains, anxiety, stress, improve heart health, boost mood and immunity as well as control all the vital processes of your body.
Just remember do not allow the things you cannot control to control you. What say you?