Our personal beliefs are what we deem, regard, accept or “see” as the ultimate truth in life.

Just as a compass provide us with direction on land & sea, so does our beliefs provide us with directions for everyday life.

Our personal belief system shape our perceptions, attitudes, views and interpretations of life - in general - and how we approach or deal with challenges that confront us each and every day. Our belief system serve as a directive compass to the manner in which we interact with our environment, determine our priorities (i.e. our values), our expectations, our hopes, our dreams and the choices that we make and the decision that we take.

The beliefs that we hold dear -which are strongly influenced by the organized religion that we were and/or are currently exposed to - is a culmination of the experiences and lessons learned throughout our life time. Our beliefs are what anchor us and give purpose to our life's. Anything that effects our beliefs, ultimately will change what comes to us and manifest in our everyday lives.

Our personal beliefs are what give us both direction and meaning in life, which shape our attitudes and guide or direct our choices and subsequent actions or behaviours (i.e. our beliefs are our GPS in life). Our beliefs steer and navigate us throughout life and its many up's and down's, just as the rudder of a ship steers it to maintain direction in both calm and stormy seas.

Our beliefs - the very foundation of our active belief system - are characterized by the following…

  • what we accept as true or that which is taken by us as to be true.
  • sustain things that we credit with veracity.
  • allow us to follow a credo, have faith in and be a believer in something.
  • establish parameters which allow us to evaluate, judge and determine what is important in life… for us, personally!
  • be confident about something.

Our personal beliefs are fueled by an internal locus of control, driven by different ways of knowing, mainly controlled by our unconscious mind, “protected” by our coping mechanisms, directed by our environmental noise filter and steered by our higher self needs and expectations (i.e. our present levels of awareness and current consciousness).

Beliefs are all about sticking to our guns, walk our talk and persists. Despite… possible oppositions, ridicule, hurdles placed on our way and obstacles or challenges that we encounter.

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  • Last modified: 01 January, 2019 @ 9:50am
  • by Jan Viljoen