Self-belief? Is it really all that it's touted up to be?

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This article questions the power of self-belief, and it concludes that it is self-belief, and only self-belief that can make you, you.

Even more than this though, when you really do believe in yourself, you will start to believe then too in something far greater than just yourself.

Self-belief leads you onto, even into, God.

Some important questions about beliefs are asked

Has belief in yourself really got anything to do with your success in life?

If so, are such beliefs really strong enough to stop you moving forwards as who you really are?

Is it true that it is not really ever who you really are that holds you back, but who you falsely believe that you are?

If you do not believe in yourself, you might have trouble being your real self then, if this scenario is true, and if beliefs are really that strong, and if they can prevent you living your life as the real you.

Will nothing change in your life, if you do not change your beliefs, or is this claim being exaggerated, as it doesn’t perhaps take into account the power of your higher self to find a way to get to you, by getting past even these types of limiting beliefs?

On the other hand though, is any change really necessary?

Maybe the first step is in just accepting yourself as you are right now, beliefs and all, and then going forwards from there. Such acceptance allows your higher self’s message to be heard.

The answers to these questions

Beliefs remain "unconsecratedably" immobile, until they are linked to love.

When you just link them to your mind, they remain empty.

The only true belief links into the power of love in your heart, and a belief will strengthen itself into becoming a knowing then.

When you know where you are going, because you know and love who you are, or who you are becoming, as you walk along your true path, you become you, as you really are then.

Any beliefs that are being held in your mind to the contrary of this all drop away when they have nothing to hold onto any more, because love’s surface is slippery, if we could describe it in this way.

Love will not allow any falseness to adhere to itself at all.

"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."

This is a quote by the great Indian spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda, (1863 to 1902).

His quote certainly indicates to us the power of self-belief.

Believing in yourself

Nobody can ever fully believe in you, except for yourself.

You are the only one that is yourself, and so if you stop believing in yourself, and being yourself, it is usually because you want to copy another, and to be something, or somebody, other than your being yourself.

The truth is that I am always me, and that I can only ever be me. My higher self, that is always a part of me, is always operating as me, as a part of me, as well.

Only fear is what can remove, or break this continual contact with my being truly my true self, at all times. Loving is what restores my true self to me, and it is really that simple, and that difficult, at the same time.

When you act from your higher self from love, there is never then any weakness.

Being your true self gives strength. You are living your life from a real strength, and this real strength is love.

At any moment, we are always the strongest that we have ever been right now in our lives. We only ever grow forwards. None of us can go backwards. Growth only slows down. It never stops.

We need to act from all of this strength, and stop returning to contemplate weakly all the time about our so-called perceived weaknesses. Any weakness is never really ours, until we own it.

You will believe in yourself as much as you accept all of yourself, and reject entirely the ideas that are coming to you from others about anything else, or about you, that are preventing this full acceptance of yourself.

This means that you need to stop believing in other people's suggestions, advice, and ideas about your own truths, and about the directions that you're following in your life, and which these other people do not believe is right for you, or maybe they think that you have no possibility of ever achieving them.

Your life is always your life. Never forget that. It is never nobody else's, except yours.

Self-belief is self-love. Love yourself, even when others don't seemingly love you, and you will find then that you also then believe in yourself then too.

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Acceptance, Belief, Personal Growth, Personal Success, Self Acceptance, Self Belief

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Etc.
12th Aug 2014 (#)

This is a searching sort of article--looking to explain the deep truths about self, other, and meaning--the stuff of philosophy.

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Etc. Yes, I like to ask questions and then try to answer them.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Aug 2014 (#)

I think it is important for us to beleive in ourselves more than anything.

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

Yes, we need to believe in ourselves, but from time to time we should question our beliefs too I think, thanks Mark.

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author avatar Retired
12th Aug 2014 (#)

They'll start throwing the dirt over me when I stop believing in myself.

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

yes, but as long as the dirt doesn't cover you over, you can still keep being yourself, thanks LeRain.

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author avatar Retired
12th Aug 2014 (#)

Good reflections on this insightful theme. Congrats on your star. I love that you quoted Vivekanandaji

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks rama devi nina. I like reading the writings of the great Indian spiritual figures

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author avatar Mariah
12th Aug 2014 (#)

Self belief is our most powerful attribute, the foundation on which we build upon to become the people we are, lack of it leaves us vulnerable, but trusting in ourselves as individuals equips us for life in general and in relationships.
Great post spirited, inspiring and thought provoking.

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Mariah, yes, it can all only start from self-belief, and go on from there.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Aug 2014 (#)

This post testifies to your self-belief, Spirited. Like most others I have self-belief and do not change the basics of what I believe in as they have stood me in good stead, but I do know of few who are like chameleons, prove slippery customers for short-term gains - siva

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks siva, it sounds like your self beliefs are tied into your values, that's probably why they are serving you in good stead.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Great piece. If we are created in a Godly image, self belief is vital to belief in something greater.

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Phyl, self-belief certainly goes hand-in hand with believing in something greater. It all starts from yourself, and your choices.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
13th Aug 2014 (#)

One must believe in themselves, sometimes you are the only one who does.

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

yes, that's sad, but yes, you must never give up on your own self-belief

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