. . . in what you cannot see?
Do you believe in yourself, sight unseen? You can see yourself when you look in the mirror, but can you believe what the mirror is telling you? Without the mirror or belief in yourself, you can only perceive what others see you to be. To believe in yourself, you must trust that you are real. I don’t mean real as in what you see on TV (sarcasm)—I mean real as in what is in your soul. You must believe in what you can’t always see.
A friend of mine, Patricia Monna from Our Angels Center in Calgary has recently done some very amazing things because she believes in herself. She believes that she can “see,” with her mind, images that help to locate missing persons, and she has been very successful in doing that. She is a very gifted soul, and I choose to believe in what she can do, even though I cannot see what she can see. I know that if I stand in a room completely devoid of light, the room still exists in my mind, so I also choose to believe that when you close your eyes and believe in you, then you too can exist wherever your mind wants you to be.
I know this concept is deep, but on the surface it is simply all about choosing to believe, and it all starts with believing in you. Once you fully grasp and understand the similarity between the reality of what is and the abstract of what could be, you will then find the balance and calm required to believe all things are possible.
Many years ago I started believing there was more to life than what society had to offer. I started believing I could find an answer to a question I had not yet asked myself: Who am I? I went off to my mountains to find myself, to learn more about BawB. I needed to learn how to believe. It is not something we are born with; it is not an instinct. Belief, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Well, that sounds easy enough; I trust myself, so I believe in myself, and I am confident in others, so I believe in them too.
When I first started sharing my words, people believed in me, and my confidence increased. With this confidence, I was comfortable sharing my views, opinions, and inspiration about life and living. My book was created because people believed in me; the volumes that will follow will be shared by people who believe in themselves; and maybe, just maybe, we will all learn once again how important it is to just believe.
Seeing is believing, believing is seeing, it’s true if you want it to be;
you can believe in the person you are, if you learn to set your mind free.
Thank you for such inspirational words Bawb. I have to say, they come at a time when I question everything around me. I feel that the more I learn, the less I know, so my belief in myself has been som what deflated lately. I am so thankful for having great friends in my life that remind me of my light when I falter. Thank you for being a great friend and source of support from the moment we met.
Your an amazing soul!