Today its about origins...
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“From small things, mama, big things one day come ”
― Bruce Springsteen
Everything begins somewhere. Usually, with something small. Beliefs are like seeds in this regard.
A thought planted in the fertile soil of the mind can propagate quickly when it carries an emotional charge. Ideas which arise from fear are especially prodigious and spread fast. So much so, that we often do not take the time to question their validity. We react rather than respond.
Our outlook on life is a composite of the beliefs that we hold in our hearts, which, inform our behavior. Our thoughts actions effect our families, friends, neighbors, everyone we come into contact with and everyone they come into contact with. Our beliefs spread out into the world this way, very much like a virus.
While there is no harm in holding any particular belief, it can be harmful not to realize the underlying thoughts which created it. Especially, if a belief is rooted in fear, anger or self righteousness.
It is helpful to take a few minutes every night to reflect upon the day, and see what what bubbles up in your mind. If it is something that makes you uncomfortable, ask yourself what beliefs about myself or my world view is this threatening? Are these beliefs even true? The answers may be surprising.
Wishing you a day on magnificent sunshine!
Fly on, Superhero
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