The Power of Beliefs - choose to be joyous

In my last few posts, I’ve been exploring the relationship between our beliefs and our results. Stated simply, but accurately, our beliefs determine our thoughts, our thoughts determine our emotions, those determine our actions and our actions determine our results. So in the world of cause and effect, beliefs are cause and results are the effects.

I further pointed out what Albert Einstein had to say on the subject. He said “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.” I concluded that the vast majority of you do not understand how much you are driven by the fear-based, hostile-universe-believing voice of the ego.

In my last post, I suggested that the true function of language is not to report on what is “out there,” but to create what is “out there” and this is why it’s not as difficult as it might seem to change your beliefs. Again, change your beliefs, change your results.

A perfect example of this is how humans relate to the whole experience of joy, satisfaction, passion and enthusiasm. I use all of those words to point to the same thing. What most do when they awake in the morning is to look at the circumstances of their life to determine how they feel. Everyone seems to have a picture of how they would like their life to be. They compare that picture to what is actually there in front of them. Given that the way it is is rarely, if ever, the way we would like it to be, there is no possibility of authentic satisfaction and joy. When I ask people to give themselves a score on a scale of 1 to 10 for their overall level of joy and satisfaction, the scores are almost always 8 or less.

Again, this is because we live in the world of the ego. The ego will always tell you that your satisfaction comes FROM the circumstances of life, knowing that the circumstances will never line up with your pictures. The ego is great at telling us that life will be great when …, or if only …. And, of course, we believe the ego.

But what if it isn’t that way? What if you chose to believe that your satisfaction, your joy, your passion, is all up to you? What if those feelings live in language, which you have access to? Think about this: the ONLY reason you want the things you want in life is because you think they will bring to you the feelings of satisfaction, joy and passion. If that’s the case, and I assure you it is, why not choose to have those feelings now, and bring those feelings with you on the journey to have what you want?

So I’m inviting you to change your beliefs: choose to believe that your joy, your satisfaction, your passion are a choice you make in each moment about how you experience that moment, not a state to get to one day. You can actually choose to be a 10 right now. Why wait.

To be continued …