What do you believe in?
It's funny sometimes what gets you thinking about the deep questions. This time, for me, it was Crash Davis. His "I believe in... kisses that last three days..." speech in BULL DURHAM, got me thinking about how I'd answer Annie Savoy's question,"What do you believe in then?"
That led to a stream of consciousness. Then, it got me thinking about what's underneath my belief statements. Our beliefs are those simple truths that we know, without having to provide evidence. They can be guidelines to live by or simply thoughts that we feel in our gut are right. Underneath those beliefs are deeper values that provide life's standards. And, our beliefs and values are what create our reality.
So, here are a few of my beliefs. It's quite exhilarating to put them in writing. Do you resonate with any of them? Please add some of your own in the comment!
I believe everything’s possible even when it seems improbable.
I believe in paying it forward.
I believe in giving others a hand up.
I believe in God.
I believe in angels. I believe the power of angels is so great they can move mountains with a whisper.
I believe in a true love that lasts forever.
I believe in real friendship where you have bad days and your true friends stick by you.
I believe in the ticking clock. I wish I didn’t but time goes too fast.
I believe we make and break our own opportunities.
I also believe we don’t do it alone.
I believe in fairies.
I believe in other realms and that we can learn from them if we pay attention.
I believe a good story can heal, inspire and call to action.
I believe at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be considered, loved, heard and respected.
I believe in progress, not perfection.
I believe meditation expands time and extends life.
I believe women who are so hard on other women are simply afraid of their own power.
I believe the most powerful people are kind, generous, well-intentioned and have a healthy self-worth.
I believe your soul mate is a direct reflection of your own self love.
I believe animals are pure love.
I believe men rock.
I believe in purging “stuff” at least twice a year.
I believe infinity is defined by giving and receiving in equal measure.
And, I agree with Crash about the kiss that lasts three days...
How about you? Give it a try.
What do you believe in?
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Cindy Yantis is the Thought Changer Blog creator & curator. She is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. For more info: CindyYantis.com