If I could have any super power it would be the power of belief. It has been my experience that belief can get you through some pretty tough times. It also can be interchangeable in meaning with faith, willpower and determination, the way I see it. After all Jesus said with faith even the size of a mustard seed you could perform such miracles as moving mountains.
I truly believe that (and there’s that word again) that our thoughts are constantly darting out like prayers. I believe that all prayers are answered. Our thoughts can be good or bad, or just indifferent. They all get results like the dice that keeps jumping around on the roulette wheel as to say, now which is it – your thoughts keep going back and forth. Thoughts or beliefs can also get stuck. The dice just keeps spinning, not going anywhere. Have you ever tried to hover over yourself and just observe your thoughts? Once, I managed to do this while out walking in nature. Many of my insights come while walking out in nature. The still me that never changes looked down on my thoughts and observed this is one mixed up person with thoughts bouncing all over the place. No concentration at all. The yogis would teach one the power of concentration. Concentration – possible the “C” word; however, I’m not very adept at concentration.
We have so many different sets of beliefs. We are too fat, too skinny (well that one is probably a rarity), too poor, not good enough, better than others, not pretty enough. The list goes on. I can do this. I can’t do this. Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
I love listening to Explore Your Spirit with Kala, http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/. She recently had Dr. Bernie Siegel on. I had been thinking about writing about the power of belief, and then synchronicity appears as I turn on this podcast. Dr. Siegel says his experiences set his beliefs. If he experiences it then he is a believer. To me it is a circle. Our beliefs set our experiences. It is the old scenario of which came first, the chicken or the egg.
He gave an example of a radiation therapist telling him about giving radiation treatments for a month only to find out that after the month, the machine had been broken the entire time, in that there was no actual radiation coming from it. Dr. Siegel asked him if during that time tumors were shrinking and people were having side affects? People still had the belief they were being treated and the results varied according to their own beliefs about the treatment.
From “As a Man Thinketh,” by James Allen:
“Mind is the Master–power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills–He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.”
“Thought in the mind hath made us. What we are By thought we wrought and built. If a man’s mind Hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes The wheel the ox behind . . . If one endure in purity of thought joy follows him as his own shadow – sure.”
It can be read online at: http://jamesallen.wwwhubs.com/think.htm
The mind and our beliefs are what can truly make us supermen, or superwomen.
I’m thankful for all the past and present masters who keep trying to teach us these truths. And it is said the truth shall set you free. I’m still trying to learn all this, and I still have so far to go.
3 thoughts on “The Super Power of Belief”
I believe you have hit on a fundamental truth! 🙂
your dinner party conversations must be very interesting! i liked this post:) is there such a thing as computer yoga. by any chance do you listen to Kitaro?
I agree with this completely. One of my favourite quotes is from a Buddhist text and says “With our thoughts we make the world”. Very similar to the James Allen quote. I must check that out. Thanks. Your blog is always interesting.