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“You see, everything is about belief. Whatever we believe rules our existence, rules our life. The belief system we create is like a little box we put ourselves inside of; we cannot escape because we believe we cannot escape. That is our situation. Humans create their own boundaries, their own limitations. We say what is humanly possible, and what is not possible. Then just because we believe it, it becomes truth for us.” Don Miguel Ruiz in The Mastery of Love  


I am always fascinated by the potential that the power of belief can have in one’s life. I have read of  cases where patients with multiple personalities will develop an illness such as gout, allergies, asthma and other illnesses under one personality and when switching to another, the second personality may not have those illnesses whatsoever.  All because of the power of belief. I say the brain in this case has enormous power over our bodies based on the thoughts we feed it.

The power of belief further extends into other areas of our lives.  The direction of our focus generally tends to attract energetically what we think. When we see the world as an unfriendly place, we attract experiences that support this notion.

I do not think that the “power of belief” is like an Aladdin’s lamp bringing  all that we desire into our lives, as we don’t know what our destiny holds for us, but having a healthy belief system where we see life as an adventure with potential for growth and happiness no matter what age group or the conditions of our lives, allows for  us to get into a space where life becomes more of a source of wonder.