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“Conceive it; believe it and you can achieve it”
Belief is such a powerful word! It gives you the faith to keep fighting when you have no fight left. It helps you work hard in reaching your goals. It gives you confidence in yourself and your abilities. It is sometimes all you have after the world rejects you. But there is thin line between belief and delusion….
Belief is the foundation of faith. Faith helps you believe in the unseen, impossible, and far-fetched. Sometimes your belief allows you to misplace your faith. You must examine where your belief is rooted because you might even possess limiting beliefs (e.g. I’m not good/intelligent/experienced enough, nothing good ever happens to/for me, Why should I even try!)
In relationships, we often believe certain things and in our partners but what happens when we believe something that has bordered delusion? The person that believes every potential mate they meet is God sent. That person that sticks around long after the relationship has expired because they believe they were meant to be. The person that believes their mate is cheating and will go to great lengths to prove their guilt when they really are innocent.
Belief, Delusion, or Hope
I remember when I was married and I wholeheartedly believed if I stayed around and stuck it out, we could work it out. He would eventually see the light and we would be good. Boy was I ever wrong! I didn’t see the writing on the wall because I had on my belief blinders. In actuality, I was delusional to think a disrespectful abusive man would eventually see the error of his ways and miraculously treat me as I deserved.
In a relationship, despite its difficulties, you must examine it as it truly is and not for what we believe it to be. Only you can assess the relationship and determine if the expiration is approaching or has passed. We tend to hold on to relationships that are over for comfort and convenience. We tend to trade in compromising for complacency. But we speak great hope that stems from our belief.
Delusion will have you believing in the far-fetched but so does faith in your beliefs.
So what do you do?
What do you believe?
Do you question everything?
Do you keep fighting for your beliefs?
I say let them call you crazy! Believe in the unseen, work for it, work at it, but pay attention when the road you’re traveling gets rocky. In relationships, people always tell you what you need to know without actually saying a word. Pay attention. Listen to their actions. The one thing you can control is you. When your belief in another person is bordering delusion, observe their actions, then decide if it’s time to walk away. No one wants to be that crazy person that keeps holding on when there really isn’t anything to hold on too.
But what happens when your delusions become a reality? The power of belief is realized and you’re not so crazy after all!
Work at achieving your beliefs but be prepared to switch gears as needed.
Until next time…