“Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.” Ching Ning Chu
I am just re-reading “The Biology of Belief,” by Bruce Lipton. It is a powerful book & this present edition is the 10th. Our knowledge about beliefs is growing all the time, so he is constantly having to rewrite some parts to keep up with the new knowledge. He talks about the human brain being able to acquire perceptions from our teachers, and once we accept these perceptions as truths they become hardwired into our brains and then become truths. These truths that we have taken on from parents, significant adults, siblings and teachers, may be inappropriate and limiting and definitely habitual. All his research leads to the fact that our beliefs control our biology.
We also have an inner knowing that may refute the knowledge we are fed from those in authority. An example is that of the pharmaceutical companies who are pushing hard to have us believe that their drugs are the miracle cure for whatever. There are more and more people choosing to believe a different message, to make up their own minds about whether they want to resort to drugs with the side effects or not. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t use the prescriptions that are available, but as Ching Ning Chu is saying, we have the choice to follow a different message if our hearts and minds decide it is in our best interest, to have the courage to ignore those common beliefs, of the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies.
Enjoy standing up for what your heart and mind decide is right for you!