What is Faith, What is Belief?
There are two things that impact your life during every moment: faith and belief. Viktor Frankl was a man who survived the Nazi takeover despite his wife, mother, and brother being killed. While he could have fallen into a great despair during that time, his belief was that finding meaning in your life can help you overcome painful experiences. He is a huge example of how faith and belief can impact your life positively or negatively despite your situation.
Having Faith Things Will Turn Out Alright
Having faith that there is a higher power looking over you and that everything will work out for the best will help strengthen your confidence in the hopes and dreams you have. It will help you feel connected to something powerful. It will keep you moving forward towards your dreams and goals. And, it will give meaning in your life. And because of all that, you will not only find everyday life much easier, but you will be able to face tough times with courage and optimism.
I don’t know about you, but that is how I want to go through life. The alternative is feeling alone, disconnected, scared, and pessimistic. Those types of feelings are what make you want to stay in bed most days and just get life over with. That seems like such a waste when you have the ability to enjoy every moment and live life to the fullest.
How Beliefs Affect Everything Around You
Beliefs are what you accept as true. For instance, religious people believe that their principles, values and way of life are in line with what their God wants. But belief goes beyond living a life you think you should live.
If you believe in good things, such as compassion, love, kindness, and abundance, then there is a good chance that your behavior will match up with your beliefs and help you experience a positive life full of those things.
However, if you believe in pain, suffering, selfishness, or lack, then there is a good chance that your behavior will match up with those beliefs, and your life will be full of what you expect.
In short, your beliefs create your reality. In fact, they are the primary factors because they strongly affect your behaviors, choices, and actions in life.
Beliefs also create the reality of the world. How many of us still hold beliefs that our parents or grandparents had? Those beliefs shape our behaviors and how the world is affected by them, and the more people who believe the same thing, the more impact that belief has.
This is why it is important to release beliefs that no longer serve you or the world around you. And the only way to do that is to gain awareness into how your beliefs are really affecting your life.
Are they helping you gain success or happiness? Or are they keeping you stuck and limiting your ability to get the life you want?
Are they hurting the people around you and affecting your relationships negatively? Or are they uplifting to others and drawing people to you?
Take a step back and evaluate your beliefs and the power they have over your life. Because you have the power to change your beliefs, and that is something that will have a dramatic impact on your life now and in the future.
The Power Of Faith And Belief
In the end, faith and belief are two things that you have complete control over. Even if your life gets turned upside down in an instant, as Viktor Frankl’s did, you can still choose where your faith and beliefs lie. Make sure they work in your favor and help you live the life you really want to live.