From the YCC book, Peter's Posts

What’s in Your Handbook on Life?

One of the most fundamental concepts is the power of our beliefs. Beliefs influence everything in our lives, from how we interpret people and events to our ability to manipulate the world.

Beliefs are like rules. They are agreements we’ve made with ourselves to make living easier. They allow us to deal with what is right in front of us without having to deal with the details of every situation. Our set of beliefs is like a handbook we established many years ago that regulates what we should and should not do. Although we update our handbook all the time, we established most of the rules with our families before we knew we were adding them to our handbook.

Like most handbooks, we rarely take the time to go through them to make sure the rules and policies still apply. At one time it made sense to check with an authority figure (like mom) before we crossed the street.

Just like a handbook, our beliefs are available to us if we take the time to look.

One of my hopes is that you will crack open your book of beliefs to see which rules and policies you like and which no longer apply and give you the tools and confidence to change the ones you choose.

Your Thoughts Matter And You Can Choose Your Thoughts

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