How are a person’s beliefs important in PSYCH-K®?
Beliefs establish the limits of what we can achieve.
Since our “perceptions” may be accurate or inaccurate, we may more appropriately refer to them as—beliefs.
Your beliefs are the building blocks of your personality. They define you as worthy or worthless, powerful or powerless, competent or incompetent, trusting or suspicious, belonging or outcast, self-reliant or dependent, flexible or judgmental, fairly treated or victimized, loved or hated.
Your beliefs have far-reaching consequences, both positive and negative, in every area of your life. Beliefs affect your self-esteem, prosperity, relationships, job performance, and spiritual outlook, even your mental and physical health.
We are profoundly influenced conclusions that we have drawn from our past life experiences, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values, and so on, which are stored in the subconscious mind. Even though we may be mostly unaware of their influence on us, they direct our observable actions and behaviors. These subconscious beliefs create the perceptual filters through which we respond to life’s challenges. These filters form the basis for our actions and reactions to each new situation in our lives.
Some beliefs can be changed at the level of the conscious mind by simply becoming aware of new information and then acting on it. Sometimes all that is necessary to change a belief is to become consciously aware of the belief and have a desire to think or behave differently. However, many beliefs and perceptions are impervious to facts, reason, willpower, or motivation. These beliefs are usually held at the subconscious level of the mind.