I have really been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I think the word believe may very well be the most powerful word there is in creating our reality for the good or the bad. I also think it may be where I get hung up sometimes. Not because I don't understand the concept, but because I still find myself clinging to old habitual patterns by choice. I feel like I am on the verge of breaking through and getting the things I want in my life if I could just let go and start truly believing in my heart.

I really enjoy quotes and it seems like some of the best ones have the word believe in it. Probably one of my favorite quotes by Napoleon Hill sums it up the best for me, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." It seems to me that the "conceive" part is pretty easy. Just ask and think about what you desire. The "achieve" part you just accept and receive. Then comes "believe" which is where the most of our work comes from. I personally feel that the mastery of this word and the feelings that come with it, are maybe the most important in getting what we want.

I feel like I have a toolbox full of valuable information that I've gained in only the last 2 or 3 years but keep letting myself get in the way with uncertain or old habits of choice. I feel that if I can even tip my belief patterns to the 51% mark of what I want, then I can get on a roll and really start creating my life the way I want it to be.

So is this word the most important one in creating? Any and all opinions are welcome.

asked 26 Sep '11, 16:59

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@Cory, what a great question!! I am coming to an understanding of the truth inherent here. so have you since asking this question been able to tip the scale?

(05 Jan '13, 21:47) dreamersmiles

@dreamersmiles When I asked this I didn't truly understand the power of a belief. Now I can see how it changes the whole outlook of life and even the outlook of our everlasting existence. A belief is simply a thought we keep thinking. That's why you hear so much about the idea of have good feeling thoughts. If you can change your belief you can find relief. I have been feeling quite relieved recently.

(06 Jan '13, 02:20) Cory

@Cory great to hear that yo have been feeling relieved, i wish this time comes about for me as well.

(06 Jan '13, 12:48) dreamersmiles
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Sure, believing is fundamental to creating; if we don’t believe we can do something then we can’t experience it because we won’t even attempt to do it. In my view, quite simply, we can’t even have an experiential reality unless we believe we can, that’s how powerful believing is.

And the rub is that whatever reality you’re currently experiencing, at some level of your being, you believed in it and made it possible. Good or bad, dark or light – it doesn’t matter, but you created it through your definitional belief systems.

Rather than quote ideas from old books, let’s bring it closer to home. Whatever you’re doing or wherever you are, you’re there because you believed you could be; otherwise you’d believe and hence would be experiencing something else. Thus, the bottom line is that believing is fundamental to and prior to experiencing.

For instance: let’s say you want to go to the shop to buy some supplies. So you:

  • Go to your vehicle – you believe that your vehicle is where you left it.

  • Push the remote controller button to open the doors – you believe that the remote controller will open the door; otherwise you wouldn’t bother pushing it.

  • Insert the key into the ignition and turn it – you believe that turning the key will start the engine; otherwise you wouldn’t bother turning it.

  • Put your vehicle into gear and press your foot on the accelerator pedal – you do these things because you believe that doing so will move your vehicle; otherwise why bother?

…you get the idea.

Sure, these things have become automatic beliefs that we no longer need to consciously think about in order to benefit from them; thus, they’re things we just know and so we do them on autopilot; however, they’re still beliefs, things you believe in. Like gravity 8-)

'Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it. I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.' Mahatma Gandhi – 1869 – 1948

Just read any 20th century history book to see the evidence of what Gandi actually did due to strongly believing in his goal. In the same way if you strongly believe in scarcity or lack, then you’ll surely experience the evidence of those things.

Belief and Knowing

The onion like layers that control our vibration

While it’s true that simply knowing something is more powerful than believing something, before we can consciously arrive at the state of knowing, beyond belief, a thorough understanding of belief is helpful and usually necessary.

Some people watched 'The Secret Movie,' believed it and had no resistance to the idea and so immediately started manifesting things. Others (like me) prefer to go deeper into the subject and examine the root of it. Inquiring into the root of the law of attraction leads you to vibration. Inquiring into the root of vibration leads you to energy.

Scientifically, we know that the root of every thing is vibrating energy and that like energy attracts unto itself, but what’s the catalyst that causes the movement? As thinking entities we control our vibration and point of attraction by our beliefs. Expressed differently, we cause movement in our physical external world by our internal beliefs.

Let’s say that you’ve heard about the law of attraction (LOA), but for whatever reason you disbelieve it. Your disbelief can only serve to bring evidence that the LOA isn’t real and doesn’t work to you. A thing can only be true for us if we believe it to be so.

Remember that disbelief in X is still belief in Y. And in a belief driven universe; belief is the underlying factor that determines the outcome of all of the realities we perceive!

You’re the boss. Whatever you want you will receive, ask and it is given. But if you say that the LOA is not real, you’re right and your experience will be a reflection of that. But if you truly inquire and examine the root, you’ll see that LOA is real. Then you’ll believe it 100% and will only need to work on your own resistance to allowing all things you’ve asked for to come through to you :)

Resistance means that you’re out of alignment with your own desires. When you’re feeling resistance it means that you’re on a different vibrational wavelength to your higher self that’s calling you towards your already existing creation.

Once you’ve seen the evidence of the law of attraction working in your life, you’ll know beyond all belief and beyond all doubt that it’s real and it works. Once you absolutely know without a shadow of a doubt that because you create your own reality, you can have, be or do absolutely anything that you desire; then what more need is there for belief?


answered 27 Sep '11, 08:26

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Bravo, Eddie. Bravo. Thank you for your answer.

(27 Sep '11, 10:13) Aphrodite

Your answer helped me out quite a bit. Thank you Eddie!

(27 Sep '11, 17:23) Cory

Great one Eddie and very well done.

(28 Sep '11, 11:20) Paulina 1

Thanks for your appreciation guys, I'm glad to be of service :)

(29 Sep '11, 00:42) Eddie

@Eddie wow what a great answer!

(05 Jan '13, 21:54) dreamersmiles
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Belief is powerful. But the real, ultimate power is in Knowing. When you know your goal is about to manifest, it's GAME OVER.


answered 26 Sep '11, 22:31

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Believing to Knowing... This is the main concept of Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. It is like you do not have to believe the sun shall rise tomorrow, you just know IT WILL. Short but very in depth answer, Benjamin.

(27 Sep '11, 09:51) Aphrodite

How do you go from BELIEVING to KNOWING, Benjamin?

(28 Sep '11, 02:49) Aphrodite

Release every doubt about your goal and align with it completely - knowing is the same as believing, only it is completely without any doubt whatsoever. 100% alignment is knowing. In Abraham's terms, when you are experiencing genuine joy or appreciating/loving/ something truly, you are there. It is an ultimate connection to your source, the very core of your being. It simply requires more desire, patience, honesty and determination to do the work necessary, But it's worth it:).

(28 Sep '11, 09:22) Benjamin
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your mind as well as your body is a tool of your Ego,
is it more important to know why you are hear now or to do your so called creating
try developing 'your will' to guide in your decision making


answered 26 Sep '11, 21:35

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the most important word is truth and faith. because you can believe in annything but it does not make it true. faith is still to trust in something but it is deeper then just believing for the sake of believing in something with out knowing if it is true or not. experience and enjoy.

which holds that true belief can only arise from faith, because reason and physical evidence cannot lead to truth.

faith implies a resolute and courageous act of will. It combines the steadfast resolution that one will do a thing with the self-confidence that one can do it.

a conviction that something is a determination to accomplish one's goals a sense of joy deriving from the other two

As a counter to any form of "blind faith", the Buddha taught the Kalama Sutra, exhorting his disciples to investigate any teaching and to live by what is learnt and accepted, rather than believing something outright.


He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."


Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.

The terms belief and knowledge are used differently in philosophy.

Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge and belief. The primary problem in epistemology is to understand exactly what is needed in order for us to have true knowledge. In a notion derived from Plato's dialogue Theaetetus, philosophy has traditionally defined knowledge as "justified true belief". The relationship between belief and knowledge is that a belief is knowledge if the belief is true, and if the believer has a justification (reasonable and necessarily plausible assertions/evidence/guidance) for believing it is true.

A false belief is not considered to be knowledge, even if it is sincere. A sincere believer in the flat earth theory does not know that the Earth is flat. Later epistemologists, for instance Gettier (1963)[2] and Goldman (1967),[3] have questioned the "justified true belief" definition.

Psychologists study belief formation and the relationship between beliefs and actions. Beliefs form in a variety of ways:

We tend to internalise the beliefs of the people around us during childhood. Albert Einstein is often quoted as having said that "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Political beliefs depend most strongly on the political beliefs most common in the community where we live.[6] Most individuals believe the religion they were taught in childhood.[7] People may adopt the beliefs of a charismatic leader, even if those beliefs fly in the face of all previous beliefs, and produce actions that are clearly not in their own self-interest.[8] Is belief voluntary? Rational individuals need to reconcile their direct reality with any said belief; therefore, if belief is not present or possible, it reflects the fact that contradictions were necessarily overcome using cognitive dissonance. The primary thrust of the advertising industry is that repetition forms beliefs, as do associations of beliefs with images of sex, love, and other strong positive emotions.[9][unreliable source?] Physical trauma, especially to the head, can radically alter a person's beliefs.[10] However, even educated people, well aware of the process by which beliefs form, still strongly cling to their beliefs, and act on those beliefs even against their own self-interest. In Anna Rowley's Leadership Theory, she states "You want your beliefs to change. It's proof that you are keeping your eyes open, living fully, and welcoming everything that the world and people around you can teach you." This means that peoples' beliefs should evolve as they gain new experiences.

Delusional beliefs

Delusions are defined as beliefs in psychiatric diagnostic criteria[citation needed] (for example in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Psychiatrist and historian G.E. Berrios has challenged the view that delusions are genuine beliefs and instead labels them as "empty speech acts", where affected persons are motivated to express false or bizarre belief statements due to an underlying psychological disturbance. However, the majority of mental-health professionals and researchers treat delusions as if they were genuine beliefs



answered 26 Sep '11, 23:36

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white tiger

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White tiger you are getting better and better. Well done.

(28 Sep '11, 11:23) Paulina 1

I is the most important word. There is also "Allowing". Believing must result in allowing for anything to be received. Believing is simply holding a desire or thought without any conflicting thought.


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