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Are Your Beliefs Your Own?

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June 14th, 2018

By Victoria Fann

Guest writer for Wake Up World

According to the National Science Foundation, the average person thinks about twelve thousand thoughts per day, whereas the deeper thinker has fifty thousand thoughts daily. Our range is rather small. You might not notice this until you start to pay attention to these thoughts. Once you do, you’ll notice that a large percentage of those thoughts are not only repetitive, but they are also negative.

Think of them as a ticker tape running through your life all day and night.

Author Norman Vincent Peale said it well when he wrote, “Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” Take this a step further and we move into the territory of beliefs.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines belief as: 1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in a person or thing; faith. 2. Mental acceptance or conviction in the truth or actuality of something. 3. Something believed or accepted as true; especially, a particular tenet, or a body of tenets, accepted by a group of persons.

A belief is something we trust in without having the experience to back it up. It is something that we come to because we are told it is true by someone or something outside of ourselves. Belief is something you would only put your trust in if you haven’t discovered the deeper level of wisdom that knowledge, plus experience bring. Once you discover this, you will never be satisfied with belief alone again.

It’s quite simple.

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