Reflections

Be careful with your beliefs


I’ve been thinking lately about what do people mean to say when they say that your 3.-Ciseri_L-Esule.jpgthoughts manufacture your reality.

A very interesting concept right? I mean, is it true that I can have anything I want just by thinking about it?

It’s pretty obvious that you are not going to make and ice cream in front of you just by imagining it, but at the same time, you can think your way into having one (working and the buying one or so).

As we live, we have to believe in stuff in order to function. Our belief systems determine how we are going to respond to anything that happen to us, so they are extremely important for our survival. We have in our heads a pre manufactured idea of who we are and how is it that we have to act in the world to survive , but we have to be aware that our belief systems are not the ultimate truth but they are sort of tools that we use mentally to thrive.

There is a saying in ancient eastern philosophy that says that in the end, all knowledge will be proven false. This is a very deep quote and not easy to understand at all, but let’s try to see where it takes us to.

So, every knowledge will be proven to be false.

I want to relate this idea to the idea in stoicism that teaches us that things themselves are 225px-Magritte_TheSonOfMannot the problem. Stoicism argues that there are no problems, there are just situations or phenomena but that our judging of it is what makes the problem a problem. So, all knowledge will be proven false? well in a way this makes sense because our “knowledge of things”can be proven false by a higher knowledge and that knowledge by even a higher knowledge  and who knows, knowledge and phenomena being infinite, we are never really going to come to a conclusion.

As human beings we use what we know to act in the world. But there are times in life when we have to literally forget what we know in order to understand life in a higher paradigm. Has that ever happened to you?

A time where you have an  aha moment in which you understand something that was literally in front of you but you hadn’t seen it in that way and therefore you move to a higher paradigm? 

Those experiences makes us  realize that what we thought was true, isn’t anymore and is during those moments that you let other thoughts  mold your life. In this sense I do believe that our  thoughts beliefs, determine what is possible and what isn’t.

So, with this new understanding, what can we do with it?

Well, i would argue that it is our duty to see life as truthfully as possible and to do that , we have to accept constantly that our belief systems are not the final truth.

Why is this important?

This is important because your belief systems determine what is possible and what is eyenot. If you think, even unconsciously, that you are never going to be able to become a lawyer, you will never become one and it’s the same with everything in our lives. Changing Belief systems change the very person that we are. We are always going to maintain our core essence but we have to realize that we must change through life to become whatever it is that we are going to become.

The choice is yours. Don’t get played by other people telling you to take your place and shut up. The choice to become the creator of life is yours, embody that and the possibilities are infinite.

 

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