Monday, January 25, 2010
I am learning how powerful my beliefs are--for good or ill. What I tend to believe, especially about myself, is based on past performance and tangible evidence; and those false beliefs can keep me stuck in old, unhealthy patterns. I am noticing that once I get stuck in an unhealthy belief that the pattern quickly becomes a vicious cycle. The less I believe I can be successful at something, then I seem to naturally live up to that negative belief, and then it continues to strengthen that belief and on and on and on.
That is why faith becomes so powerful because having faith is hoping "for things which are not seen, which are true." (Alma 32:21) My negative beliefs aren't the truth about me and it is through faith that I can transcend my experience and unhealthy patterns and envision the true possibilities.
Posted by Tanya at 9:47 PM