What Is a Belief?

Beliefs govern the way you focus your energy and influence your ability to navigate everyday reality.   They cause you to direct your creative energy onto expected outcomes — whether they’re feared or hoped for. Some beliefs are self-generated, but...

The Ultimate Objective

Though we focus on vastly diverse life goals and employ different strategies to achieve them, we all want the same basic thing: to feel good. Our belief systems can range from glorifying hardship and sacrifice now in exchange for well-being later, to exalting...

Get Conscious and Feel Good

We all hold unconscious beliefs that cause us to suffer. Fortunately, if we’re courageous enough to inquire within, our suffering can actually help wake us up. The stronger the reaction is, the more likely it involves a belief that doesn’t serve us. The...

Beliefs

When we have entrenched beliefs, it’s normal to look for information that confirms our perspective. Just remember people with different opinions do the same. Just because they don’t agree with us doesn’t mean they’re wrong. They’ve...

Open Minds = Happy Minds

Assuming that your perspective is the only right one can keep you stuck. Since much of your belief system was formed long before you were conscious, a lot of your life has been filtered through unexamined assumptions. Widespread acceptance or denial of anything...

Cognitive Bias

There is so much information coming in from the outside world that our brain has to take short cuts to assimilate it all. Due to confirmation bias, we tend to look for and favor information that we already believe is true and find evidence that justifies our...