I think I have a theory for life that checks out.
What if what we believe to be true is our reality?!
I looked at things that I thought were true.
- Eating Cheesecake makes you fat
- 2 year olds will have Tantrums
- Being calm under pressure leads to objective thinking
- Knowing what is in your bank account will ease your mind
AND, there are people who disagree with what I believe and there are others who have their own beliefs that work for them.
So what if we are not supposed to compare our beliefs? One is not better than the other. They are different and that is OK.
Telling someone their belief is wrong would then be a silly notion since we have no authority over the others view. We can allow others to be free to be.
At the same time, we can look to others beliefs as other alternative views that may work better for us BUT only if we believe it to be true.
If I want to lose weight and someone tells me that eating only fruit will help me lose weight, it’s not the fruit itself that will do the trick. The secret is only IF I believe it to be true and follow through.
So next time something isn’t working for us, take a look at the beliefs we have associated with it. If we can adjust those, a new view and life will emerge!
Excuse me while I meditate to believe that my 2-year-old isn’t in the terrible twos and that my 4-year-old isn’t a picky eater :)