By Carolyn M Greenleaf
A repeating topic continues to surface each time I beseech an answer from my inward guidance. This topic is misplaced belief and the inherent responsibility and possibilities connected to that which we... believe.
As we continue to deal with the turmoil in our economy, family and other areas of our lives, the only thing we can be sure about is ourselves. We can believe the economy will turn around or plummet, yet it remains to be seen. Everything in our outer world is dependent upon many factors of which we have limited influence. Many cards were dealt and the game is still in play by individuals with questionable scruples and lessons yet learned. Many chips may still fall, yet if we are dependent upon these people or those influenced by the outcome, we could be sorely disappointed.
While the world progresses to reveal hidden truths, we have been subjected to the power plays that now rest upon our backs. The domino effect has reached the majority of the world’s population as many continue to suffer.
Nonetheless, instead of dwelling in anger or self-pity, we can do something about it. There is one character in this game of life we have complete control over…ourselves. We can begin by taking responsibility for turning a blind eye and letting others choose for us. It is time to shift the balance of power we have bestowed upon others and bring it back to ourselves. It is time to believe in us. If we believe in ourselves, the rest will come. The goals we have yet to reach are waiting for us to step up to the plate.
When we believe in ourselves, our creative muscles begin to think outside of the box, beyond the status-quo. We cannot expect things to be as they were in the past – but we can expect them to be better, we can do better. We can bring our best selves to the table, and rise to each occasion with a renewed commitment.
This is different from the proverbial “looking out for number one.” What I am talking about goes much deeper and is centralized within our hearts and guided by our Soul’s. The genuine belief of self spreads equal benefit to everyone around us, while it also energizes our dreams.
Look at the different areas in your life to find where you are lacking self belief and change it:
- Relationships – believe in your ability to be a great partner.
- Career – believe in your talents and your unlimited potential.
- Family – believe in your ability to see beyond disagreements and embrace your loved ones with compassion and understanding.
- Self – believe in the wonderful things you know about yourself, your gifts, and talents yet to be revealed and the accomplishments in store.
This shift in belief has a greater domino effect than the problems we experience today. It is time to be fully responsible for our choices and accept the power within ourselves that can change the world through our example of what is possible.
Belief is the blueprint of unending possibilities. Confidence opens doors and earns respect. Diligence makes things happen.
Have a wonderful week as you believe the greatness within you,