Beliefs: a simple definition

beliefs“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their life and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their life.”  Anthony Robbins

Have You ever met a person that behaves in a different way than You? Have You ever met a person that seems to act as if everything was possible? And have you ever met a person who lived their life playing small, stuck in his own daily routine and never thriving for more? What is the difference between those people? What is that make a person achieve what for other people seems impossible?

Henry Ford answered this question in a very simplistic but profound way saying that: “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are right”.

 

Starting from these powerful quotes from Anthony Robbins and Henry Ford we can start to understand the impact and the role that our beliefs play in our lives. But before getting deeper into details is necessary to have a foundation about what they are and how they develop.

What is a belief?

The dictionary definition says a belief is: “A principle accepted as true or real without a proof . An opinion, a conviction”. 

Anthony Robbins define a belief as “A feeling of certainty that shapes the direction of our life.”

Beliefs are the thoughts and ideas that are no longer questioned. They have the power to create or destroy, because every thoughts, expectation and action is a direct result of such beliefs, and they shape the direction of our life.

Beliefs are the lens, the filter through what we see our and other people’s life. They decide the meaning we give to our experiences.

Where do our beliefs come from?

They come from other people like parents, teachers, peer group, friends, family, media, religion and society. From anyone who had or is still having an influence over us.

They are mainly formed subconsciously during childhood and adolescence.

 

When we are children our brain is like a little sponge and our experiences are what the sponge take in. This sponge doesn’t have the capability to distinguish what is good or not for us, what is positive and negative. It takes everything in, growing and growing.

Sometimes the message we receive from the outer world, from our experiences, are not always empowering  and encouraging, and maybe once we learned that we were clumsy, stupid, not good enough, not beautiful etch…. and in that moment, we made the decision, perhaps, that it is not safe to speak up, that we don’t deserve an amazing life, that we cannot do certain things because we are limited. We kept buying into our limitations repetitively, and that behaviour became so integrated into ourself that it became automatic, and we lost the awareness of it, accepting it as normal and setting it as our personal standard. Forgetting our reality, forgetting that the decision we made was based on somebody else’s belief about us.

Wow… so Who I am now and what I believe about myself has been shaped through years by other people…

Yes, and this is how we form our sense of identity. Our identity is just a set of beliefs we borrowed from other people. And I’m not saying that this has been always negative for us. Also the positive things we believe about ourself come from the same process. But behavioural scientists and child psychologist generally accept that children, under the age of five, receive ten or more negative phrases from their parents for every single positive one.

mmm… does it mean there is nothing I can do about it?

It is exactly the opposite! We have a lot of different tools that used all together can create everlasting results and positive changes in our life. In the following posts I’m going to share with You what I found most effective after several years of experiences.

Your Turn

When talking about beliefs, the most important thing we can do at the beginning is to be aware of them, without judgement. A belief is a thought that we repeat over and over again and that has an high emotional intensity.

One way to spot our negative beliefs is to have little notebook with us through the day and, whenever we catch ourself thinking a thought, write it down. In this way we create our Thoughts Journal.

Make the commitment for the next 3 days to write down all your thoughts you become aware of. If it is difficult to remember the task, write a note or set a reminder on your phone with the question: “What am I thinking now?”

You’ll be amazed by the result. And that will be the starting point to embrace your current limiting beliefs and change them with empowering ones!

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May You always believe in Yourself!!

Simone Vincenzi                 ~Your Power to Shine~

The power of Beliefs

Hello dears, I hope I’m finding you well and healthy today!

The topic of the day is the key discovery that me made decide to work as coach and the area of coaching that is most important for me.

Today I want to talk about beliefs.

Before we start I’d like to sharestory with you. The story about how I came across this life changing discovery that shaped my life forever.

It was a cold December night, almost 2 years ago. I couldn’t fall asleep that night. So I decided to watch videos on youtube and searching the web for something that could catch my focus. When, around 5 o’clock in the morning, my dear friend Anna Irene Controllo send me a video interview that kept me staring at the laptop for 1h without pauses. And that made me so excited that I kept walking around the house like a little mouse!

Yes, I’m telling the truth. What I have discovered from that interview changed my life and the way I now perceive it completely.

The speaker is a biologist called Bruce Lipton, Phd in cellular biology and best selling author with the book “Biology of beliefs”. In the interview (that you find attached at the end of the post and that, if you are an open minded person, receptive to new empowering ideas and concepts, I warmly invite you to watch) He talks about how, from studying the muscle cells, his research shifted toward the power of thoughts and beliefs, showing scientific profs on how beliefs and thoughts affect the body at a cellular level.  And that was for me the first step towards the understanding of this fascinating concept that is now the focus of my coaching practice.

So… from now, I’m going to share with you what I have discovered about the amazingness of our beliefs,  the different ways to raise awareness of the “hidden ones” and the most effective tools to change and repattern them.

It gives me a chance to put together and organise daily all my thoughts, the knowledge and the wisdom I’ve gathered in the last 2 years of research and experimentation. And also gives me opportunity to empower you with the tools that I found more effective and that really make a difference in our mind, body and consciousness, both on a conscious and subconscious level.

Because this is why I’m here for and this is part of what I feel being my mission. Empower people to shine their own light, while releasing limiting patterns for their personal evolution and the evolution of humanity.

For this aim I’ve created a new category called The Power of Beliefs, where I’ll put all my thoughts, the knowledge and wisdom gathered in the last 2 years of research.

As I promised you, this is the link of the interview with Bruce Lipton. I’ll post other videos and seminars from him and other teachers during the creation of this process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEuGlndt1yc

Stay tuned for the next post entitled: What Beliefs Really Are.

I wish you Happiness and Joy.