What are your core beliefs? “Core beliefs are the very essence of how we see ourselves, other people, the world, and the future “ Center for Clinical Interventions (not a hint 🙂
- What beliefs/assumptions from your parents have you carried with you your whole life? Or have you found out later weren’t true or were very nuanced?
- What new beliefs have you acquired that make you behave or think differently than before?
- Who or what were the key influencers in the development of your beliefs? People, experiences, observations of others, books, etc.?
I’ll find some quotes later but just wanted to get this out there.
See you Friday morning!
So many good quotes! My favorite is the last one (though I struggle to comply 🙂
“When you open your awareness to your strongest beliefs, which are known as core beliefs, two things happen. First, you find out who you are and why you behave in the ways you do. Second, new energies become available when you pursue the core beliefs that are life-supporting, fulfilling, and spiritually transforming.” – Deepak Chopra
“Censorship and the suppression of reading materials are rarely about family values and almost always about control–about who is snapping the whip, who is saying no, and who is saying go. Censorship’s bottom line is this: if the novel Christine offends me, I don’t want just to make sure it’s kept from my kid; I want to make sure it’s kept from your kid, as well, and all the kids. This bit of intellectual arrogance, undemocratic and as old as time, is best expressed this way: “If it’s bad for me and my family, it’s bad for everyone’s family.”
― Stephen King
“All people cross the line from childhood to adulthood with a secondhand opinion of who they are. Without any questioning, we take as truth whatever our parents and other influentials have said about us during our childhood, whether these messages are communicated verbally, physically, or silently.”
― Heyward Ewart, AM I BAD? Recovering From Abuse
Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest. Barack Obama
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. Joan of Arc
Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great. Jay-Z
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. Henry Miller
“One of my core beliefs is that everything happens for a reason and some things just aren’t to my taste. All the things that happen in my life are divinely inspired and they happen for a purpose.” ~ John Assaraf
“Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires that are in alignment with core beliefs generate powerful actions. Like a wave that draws from the depths of the ocean, actions connected to your authentic self are more likely to manifest your intentions.” ~ David Simon
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ~ Frantz Fanon
“Healing ourselves on the spiritual level involves developing a strong connection with our soul. We heal ourselves on the mental level as we become aware of our core beliefs, release those that limit us, and open to more supportive ideas and greater understanding. Emotional healing takes place as we learn to accept and experience the full range of our feelings. And we heal ourselves on the physical level when we learn to honor and care for our bodies, and for the physical world around us.” ~ Shakti Gawain
“My core belief is that if you’re complaining about something for more than three minutes, two minutes ago you should have done something about it.” ~ Caitlin Moran