Inspirational Quote of the Day: What We Believe, We Will See

Inspirational Quote of the Day: What We Believe, We Will See

Inspirational Quote Of The Day:

We often see what we believe we will see. Consequently, if we don't explore our beliefs, we will continue to see things the same way, make the same judgments, and give rise to the same negative self-talk - From the book "Talk To Yourself Like A Buddhist"

We often see what we believe we will see. Consequently, if we don’t explore our beliefs, we will continue to see things the same way, make the same judgments, and give rise to the same negative self-talk – From the book “Talk To Yourself Like A Buddhist”

 

Really consider the above quote for a second. What you see, experience, and even hear and feel depends on your beliefs. That is pretty powerful stuff! If that is the truth, then would it not be hard to come to the conclusion that we all should examine our beliefs very closely?

Beliefs are simply put,  repeated thoughts that we think until they become automatic. They are often not based on what we chose for ourselves, but at times based on a mixture of upbringing, programming, and life experiences. But, because they are so important for our peace of mind (or the lack thereof), as well as for manifesting the life that you desire, it is essential to put them under your control, and use them to your advantage.

How do you do that?

Thankfully mindfulness is a great tool to utilize,  to become present enough to recognize these thought patterns (and sometimes automatic action patterns that we partake in,  like overeating) and then gently and compassionately address them, which will eventually bring us to be able to transform them into more empowering thought patterns and beliefs.


This process is also enforced when we use mindfulness to become aware of the small present moment beauties that are constantly around us if we only mentally pause to listen. As you can see, I said mentally pause – mindfulness can be practiced during your regular daily activities and is, therefore, a tool that can be used without separation from what is, but as a part of what is going on, at all times.

Changing a pattern of thinking – a belief –  does not happen overnight, but with a consistent practice of mindfulness, that brings a break from the thought patterns, as well as awareness,  it is possible and long-lasting.

Will you give it a try?

 

Recommended Reading:

Mindfulness Podcast: Give Yourself A Break With the Practice Of Bare Awareness

Inspirational Quote Of The Day: You Are Not A Victim

Inspirational Quote Of The Day: Self-Compassion


8 Comments

  1. I’ve been reading your article about our thoughts and what we believe.  I consider it true that we should think about what and why we believe something.  I’ve been researching mindfulness myself recently and I like the links you have included in your article. Your link to “Practicing Mindfulness” is to an Amazon book I can read for free.  Thanks for that link and for the podcast link – I’ll be checking that one out too.

    1. Author

      I recently read Practicing Mindfulness, and can only highly recommend it. I hope you will enjoy my podcast, Shirley. Thank you and many blessings! 

  2. Great quote! At first I didn’t understand it, but once I stopped to think, I got it. I’ve typically been a very positive person my whole life. But I’ve been through those negative times as well where someone crosses us in a negative way and we dive in with both feet to match their negativity. Gossiping, speaking negative of, thinking I’ll of, etc.  That’s the most empty place in life. Negativity towards others is like a psychological cancer, an emotional prison.  

    I’ve been to countless seminars and heard a lot of complicated sounding tips on focus and remaining positive. But it’s this simple to me: everything I encounter every day, all day, has for me a negative and a positive response. I can pick the one that is destructive to me, or pick the one that is healthy for me and for others. See, it’s never just about ourselves. It’s always about others. Our entire lives should be about others. If we respond positively when someone does us wrong, we are definitely helping ourselves, and possibly helping the wrongdoer as well.

    That’s great life energy and karma, but if we respond negatively by holding something inside against that person, we only hurt ourselves. Usually the parties we are angry or bitter with have no idea we feel like we do, and if they did, probably wouldn’t care. If we think they would care, then they are interested in positive relationships just like I should be and that’s worth a conversation of reconciliation. And those always take humility and compromise. We see their faults, but not our own. Let’s reverse that.

    Thanks for this uplifting post!

    Darrin

  3. Beliefs are simply what we should closely examine as these arise from resultant effects of what we experience, feel, and find automatic in life. We think over certain things concurrently and eventually, come to the conclusion that they are repeated thoughts that are proven and considered what we call “beliefs”. I deeply appreciate and cherish your effort at putting this insightful post together.

    Israel Olatunji

    1. Author

      Thank you, Israel, many blessings to you! 

  4. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your article. Seeing this can be mind lifting especially in trying times like this, I sure will follow the process and also go through your recommended readings. Thanks for sharing this

  5. Helo Dear, thanks for sharing this inspirational quote on what we believe we will see, our believe goes a long way in affecting our day to day living, so it’s very important we learn to have a positive believe.

    I so much agree with you that changing a pattern of thinking that is a belief  does not happen overnight, but with a consistent practice of mindfulness, that brings a break from the thought patterns, as well as awareness, it becomes possible. I am really inspired. Thanks

  6. Hello there, This is an inspiring article that you have got here. I have been engaging meditation for the past two weeks and the experience has been awesome. It helps me settle down and and removes every sense of urge or rush in my day to day activities. The calmness derived from meditation can help one focus more excellently to achieve set goals.

    Thanks for sharing.

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