Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Belief Factor - 2

Continuing from a previous post,
Be mindful of what you tell others on what is impossible and/or how difficult something was because your words have the potential to influence their belief system.

Since not everybody is reading this blog and hence may not be following what I just said ;),
also be mindful of what you listen to, be it from your family members, friends, tv, radio, books, internet etc.when it comes to possibilities and experiences.
Because the truth is that their possibilities and experiences are are unique to them and they have attracted those into their lives because of who they are.
You are not them and hence you may experience it differently unless you let them weaken your belief in which case, you may be subjected to the same fate or close to it.

When you do want to relate your experiences and not necessarily an inspiring one at that, make sure you tag it with a disclaimer, preferably in bold and big fonts that the experience was unique to you and that their mileage will vary, if they so choose.

This is especially true while raising children, we sometimes tend to impregnate them with our opinion on the possibilities as if they were set in stone. It would be an injustice as we just corrupted their belief system as what parents say tend to carry a weight. We may not realize that we are doing so but if we become mindful, we can catch ourselves. Of course, with children, this does not apply to anything that will pose a threat to their lives.

Case in point, an extreme case but nevertheless a fine illustration of external input affecting the belief system of what is possible and not, found in the book The Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter And Miracles by
Bruce H. Lipton.
In short, it is the case of Dr. Albert Mason, where he finds success treating a boy's case of warts using hypnosis and later when he learns that the boy had been diagnosed incorrectly and that he did not suffer from warts but from a lethal genetic disease called congenital ichthyosis, which until that time had been considered incurable, he was never able to replicate the results he had had with the young boy.

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