What We Believe
“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” —Susan L. Taylor
This meditation focuses on limiting self-beliefs and how they can completely immobilize us if we’re not careful.
Whatever your religion or creed, we cannot deny the power of the human mind. It has the power to create bridges or walls for us. It has the ability to make things impossible or effortless. It can make us fearless and unstoppable, or completely immobilized and powerless. It can be as wild and unpredictable as mercury, or as serene and calm as the surface of still water. It is our best friend and most vengeful enemy. And yet we don’t need to fight against it. We only need to acknowledge it, and return over and over again to what we’re trying to focus on and cultivate.
You see, the mind can be trained. This is why meditation is called a “practice”. We come back each day to exercise and guide the mind so it can begin working on our behalf. So we’re not constantly at it’s mercy as it relentlessly switches from topic to topic and hones in our doubts, insecurities, and regrets. If we follow our mind as it spirals downwards, we encourage it to continue returning to these self-defeating thoughts. Where the attention goes, energy flows. If you are constantly thinking about how you will never be good enough, honestly, you never will. You’ve already told yourself your truth. Your mind will always stop you from reaching your destiny if you continue to let it believe whatever it wishes.
This practice helps us acknowledge the limitations we impose on ourselves and helps us to let them go forever. Releasing the hold these negative beliefs have on us, we begin to build a positive reality of our own design.
- “I believe I am becoming exactly who I want to be.”
- “I believe I am worthy of all the good things life has to offer me.”
- “I believe I am capable of achieving my dreams.”