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Do You Deserve It Or Are You Mistaken

By Aaron Potts

www.todayisthatday.com

When thinking about your desires in life, there are 2 concepts that usually come into play. One of these concepts is obvious, the other is not, but both are powerful in determining whether or not you get what you want! The most obvious thing that people think about is how they are going to accomplish any given task. This is probably the most self-limiting practice that you can consciously partake in.

Yes, it is a good idea to take action whenever you are inspired to do something that will take you towards your goal. However, if you constantly focus on how you are going to get something that you want, then you will easily fall prey to circumstances that take you off track. Your only job in the process of creating what you want is to focus on what you want. The “how’s” will work themselves out by the simple fact of you staying focused on what it is that you desire. The second concept is a bit more slippery to grasp, although it is equally as powerful in determining whether or not you are going to get whatever it is that you are after in life.

The concept that I am talking about is whether or not you believe – on the inside, where it counts – that you truly deserve whatever it is that you are wanting to attain. What you have in your life right now represents very specifically what you think that you deserve. The beliefs that each of us have about our lives have been ingrained in us over the years and serve to dictate our lives on a day to day basis. If those beliefs are positive and empowering, then you are good to go. However, if those beliefs about what we deserve are limiting, they are now coined as “self-limiting beliefs” and that is exactly what they do – they limit us to a certain level of success in life. For some people, this comes in the form of health and weight loss. They don’t truly believe that they deserve to be healthy and beautiful like other people, so they subconsciously manifest that result over and over again into their lives.

For even more people, this same concept manifests itself with regard to their financial status. If you truly believed that you were deserving of riches, and that you could handle the “wealthy” lifestyle, then you would be in the process of manifesting that lifestyle every day. Although most people will say indignantly, “I deserve money!”, the truth is that there is a self-limiting belief underneath the surface that is feeding them just enough of the opposite thoughts to keep them from ever amassing any significant wealth. However here is the thing that you should take away from reading this post that can literally cause you to start manifesting money – or anything else – right at this moment: If you have a strong enough desire as well as a belief that you deserve wealth, health, or anything else, you will set the universal forces in motion that will bring those things to you – just because you want them and believe that you deserve them. Continue reading

What Is Faith Really All About?

By John Smith

There are many interpretations and explanations of the meaning of the word “faith”. Some believe it to be a religious concept that only applies to those who practice a certain religion. Others equate it with the general concept of belief. In this article we will endeavor to answer the following questions. What is faith? Does everyone have faith?

Let us consider the original meaning of the word faith, which includes “conviction, credence or persuasion”. The difference between knowledge and conviction is that the former only requires the acquisition of information while the latter requires acceptance of this information by the mind as truth. Firstly, it is important to understand that the human mind consists of two parts namely the conscious mind – the rational mind which is aware of its surroundings, interprets information and forms thoughts. The second part of the human mind is the subconscious mind, the irrational mind that receives information from the conscious mind without questioning or analysing, ultimately forming convictions and beliefs about the information. It is with the conscious mind that we evaluate the veracity of incoming information through questioning. The subconscious mind however, does not evaluate or question, but involuntarily receives that which has been accepted and sanctioned by the conscious mind.

It is imperative that we always question everything we hear, essentially whether it is truth or superstition; whether it is empowering or disempowering. The biblical principle, “You will know the truth and the truth will make you free”, should be the measuring stick by which we evaluate the information we receive in the conscious mind. The quality of the information will determine the quality of our thoughts and ultimately the quality of our beliefs in the subconscious mind. In turn, these beliefs determine the quality of our lives. Unfortunately, most people measure the veracity by the source of the information instead of the information itself. Parents, teachers, preachers etc. are usually considered reliable sources of information. The truth is that this is not necessarily always the case. We need to question what we hear and discover truth for ourselves.

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