DAY 8: Seeing Is Believing
Welcome to Day 8 of Busting Negative Thought Habits—Seeing is Believing—the prerequisite course for my vision book and DIY publishing curriculum. To order the complete mini-course, or other beginning, intermediate or advanced self-publishing resources and tools, go to the Deborah S. Nelson Bookstore. Otherwise, keep on reading for the free stuff—which is a great place to start.
Believing is Seeing
You have probably have heard the expression, “Seeing is believing,” but I feel it’s a more truthful statement if we turn it around. “Believing is Seeing,” Considering the millions of pieces of information coming in each second of each day, we actually have match what we decide to see with what we already believe. We sift through and select what we see. However, we pay attention to what we see from what we already believe. That’s how strong beliefs systems are. So I like, “Believing is seeing.” First we believe it, and then we see it!
Our Thought Spring for Our Belief Systems
Our thought-step for today has to do with our belief systems. What is a belief system? A belief system is the foundation of every choice we make. The belief system is like the structural basis of what we hang our actions onto. It’s like the rafters that we build walls onto, or the chassis to which a car body is attached. So our belief systems may strongly affect our choices and actions.
Today we will identify one simple belief that we hold near and dear to our hearts. It doesn’t need to be a big belief, just pick on that comes to mind and contemplate that belief. These are thought-steps so you don’t need to do anything else but spend a minute or two thinking about it. Think of a strong belief that you hold. Therefore, think of the choices and actions you make, have made, and are likely to make because of that belief.
Identifying One Belief to Practice Seeing is Believing
So for example, if I believe that I am not good at math, am I likely to become a Math teacher? If I believe that I am uncoordinated, am I likely to want to be an athlete? If I believe that I am religious, will I pray when confronted with a near death situation? Notably, our belief systems affect our actions and choices.
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Have you selected one belief? Then, I suggest hat you select one belief every day from here on out, and reflect on that belief for a minute or two. For example, contemplate how it affects your choices and actions. This is an important thought-step to take. As we shine the light of our thought-step awareness on each belief that we use, we will understand which beliefs are positive, negative, and truthful. In addition, we will realize which beliefs really serve us, and which ones undermine or enhance our true desires. Therefore, learn how “seeing is believing,” is actually believing is seeing.