What are Beliefs?

beliefsMan is made by his belief. As he believes so he is.
Bhagavada Gita

The Nature of Beliefs
Barry Neil Kaufman

Beliefs are conclusions we form about ourselves, about others and about the world around us.

We choose to adopt, create and empower beliefs in order to take care of ourselves.

This, we do this with the best of intentions.

We empower a belief by collecting evidence to support it.

Everything we think, feel and do comes from our beliefs.

Therefore, we can use our emotions and behaviors as a tracking system to lead us to our beliefs.

At all times, we can know and verbalize our beliefs.

Because beliefs are freely chosen, we can decide to adopt, create, retain, change or discard any belief at any time.

When we make the choice to change or discard a belief, we do so in an instant.

Every time we change a belief, we change the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that the belief generates.

There are no good beliefs or bad beliefs.

Certain beliefs lead to happiness and comfort; others lead to unhappiness and discomfort.

Knowing that all thoughts and the feelings they generate manifest themselves biochemically and electromagnetically as physical events in the body, and knowing that these thoughts reflect our chosen beliefs, we might reasonably consider that our ability to re-create ourselves (how we think, feel and act) by changing our beliefs is limitless.


A belief is something that you think about all the time.
Divi Chandna, M.D.

And here is what Gregg Braden had to say in his book The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Hay House, Carlsbad, CA, 9th edition, 2012):

In the instant of our first breath, we are infused with the single greatest force in the universe ~ the power to translate the possibilities of our minds into the reality of the world. To fully awaken our power, however, requires a subtle change in the way we think of ourselves in life, a shift in belief…. With access to such a power already within us, to say that our beliefs are important to life is an understatement. Our beliefs are life!

In a malleable world where everything from atoms to cells is changing to match our beliefs, we’re limited only by the way we think of ourselves in that world…. we are never more than a belief away from our greatest love, deepest healing,¬† and most profound miracles. If we know how to create the right kind of belief, then our idea of what “is” and “isn’t” change ¬†forever. In other words. nothing is impossible in a world based in belief.

(Emphases in original).

And here, now, are the thirty-one Belief Codes that he describes in his book:


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