What do you believe? In my opinion, what you believe has power and influences how you see the world and your place in it. What you believe is also what you tend to experience.
I’ve been asked this question many times, “So what do you believe Sue?” And my response continues to be the same: I believe all things are possible; that this is a friendly universe; that people are innately good; that we are spirit immersed in a human experience; and that we are all one, from one source.
My answer often elicits an “eye roll” with the response, “Oh, so you’re one of those, Pollyanna types with her head in the clouds.” To which I respond, “Yes, and it’s lovely up here with my view of the world, why don’t you join me?”
I’ve become accustomed to being teased for being too optimistic, too trusting, too nice. But I’d rather be all those things than a negative-nelly or Chicken Little with the sky falling around me.
If what we believe affects the way we experience the world, is it possible to change the way we look at things? Is it possible to change our beliefs? I believe it is if we can stay open to hearing other opinions, seeing other perspectives – living with an open mind and open heart.
The Great Buddha tells us, “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, even if I have said it unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
So, I will close this blog with a few questions. What do you believe? What is true for you? Are you willing to keep an open mind and open heart?