06 Dec How much do we actually use the power of our beliefs?
Tesla, Einstein and many other scientists said that everything is a vibration, everything is energy in motion. I always wondered if everything is energy, then what is thought? What is emotion? All the answers I found prove that this is also energy in motion.
Analysing my life, I realised that the key moment of change was the moment when I realised that I needed to work on my beliefs and everyday thoughts. There is one serious challenge in this field. Thoughts are pouring in, from 60 to 80 thousand of them every day. They come from previous matrices and patterns that we have developed in our minds from birth to the present day.
Then, we can’t get thoughts out of our heads, but we can get those thoughts we want in. We can discipline ourselves to be proactive in thought, not just reactive. There is a law of substitution that says we cannot have two thoughts in our heads at the same time, which means that if we think about one thing, we cannot think about some other at the same time. So, as soon as a negative thought comes to our mind or what we do not want to be our reality, we can be proactive and decide to think about something positive, which we want to become our reality. This whole process is accompanied by emotions, and thought multiplied by emotions creates our reality.
The first written traces of these mental laws were found 3,000 years ago, which means that man has always searched for the formula of inner peace.
THE LAW OF BELIEF says that if we believe in something firmly, and include our feelings in it, it also becomes the basis of our reality. People often use the term “reality” as an excuse for their limited achievements, most often taking into account external circumstances such as the state, company, management, place where they live.
Here is a phenomenon called selective perception. It says that people first build beliefs about someone or something, and then release most of the information that is in line with their beliefs.
So people see what they believe in, not believe what they see. I will give a typical example: If someone believes that it is possible to live well in Serbia, that person sees: good companies, jobs, salaries, cars, a lot is being built, apartments are being sold, etc.
If someone does not believe that it is possible to live well in Serbia, that person sees: low salaries and pensions, crime, corruption, potholes, etc.
Do you agree that there are both in Serbia? Of course, yes, it is just a matter of what we decided to believe in and what we focus our thoughts on.
It is realistic that there are both, but it is also realistic that we have a choice of what to focus our beliefs on.
Dr Robert Rosendahl of Harvard has done over 300 experiments on the impact of our beliefs on results. I will share with you one of the experiments that left the biggest impression on me.
In a large primary school in San Francisco, he and the management invited three teachers, told them that they had observed their work in previous years, and that they considered the three of them to be the best teachers in the school. As a reward for their work that year, they would be appointed one class of above-average intelligent children. They were told that they had measured the IQ of all the children at the school and that they would get 3×30 of the most intelligent students, but that they would work with them in exactly the same way and with exactly the same curriculum as with other children in previous years. To ensure that this is the case, the classes were to be supervised.
At the end of the school year, these three classes had 20 to 30 percent better results than all other classes in the school. They invited teachers to congratulate them on the results achieved. Of course, they were very happy about that and one of them said: “You see, it was not so difficult, because it was a pleasure to work with these intelligent children.”
- Then they told them the first truth. They were told that the children were not tested for intelligence at all, but that 90 students were randomly selected and assigned to them. The teachers were in shock. One of them said, “Well, that’s because we’re the best teachers in the school.”
- Then they told them another truth. At the beginning of the school year, the names of all the teachers were put in one hat and their three names were drawn first. No one had observed them and they did not know exactly what their methods of working with children were.
WHAT HAD CHANGED?
- Their beliefs about children have changed. Believing that children are intelligent, they worked with them more deeply and with dedication. Thanks to such an approach, the children reciprocated with much more interest and dedication.
- Their beliefs about themselves have changed. Believing that they are the best teachers in the school and knowing that someone was supervising their work, they worked with more self-confidence and dedication. The results were simply certain.
THE BELIEF OF SELF AND THE BELIEF OF OTHERS HAD CHANGED.
So if you believe that you can create a better life for yourself – you are right. If you do not believe that you can create a better life for yourself – you are right.
The text was taken from www.blic.rs