“The outer conditions of a person’s life will ALWAYS be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” James Allen
Are there more powerful words when genuinely delivered than, “I believe in you”? Saying these words has an impact, but it is our actions that really communicate them. What are we really communicating by way we speak, act, and react to those closest to us: I believe in you or I don’t really believe/trust in you?
This is something worth thinking about.
But before that, what about the way we speak, act, or react to ourselves? Are we communicating, “I believe in you”, to ourselves? It is also worth spending some time thinking about this. And thinking about this not the guilt way than makes us feel bad that we are not nicer and more supportive of ourselves. But instead through simple honest curiosity. Because the truth is that none of us always believe in ourselves or treat ourselves the way we deserve to be treated. Feeling guilty about beating ourselves up may inspire us to be kinder in the short run, but this quickly becomes another item on the to-do list that we don’t get around to and then feel more guilty about.
But considering this way we speak to ourselves void of guilt or judgement, or the feeling that this is a foolish exercise and a waste of time. . . . We may ask: Do I believe in me? Why? Why Not? Do I really believe in me? And who do I really believe in? Why?
Simple questions to think about if one is willing to take the time to sit with and dive into it. Pretty profound insight can come when we just make time for it to. Profound sometimes yes, or tiny subtle insight. But that is not to be discounted either…… tiny seeds can produce quite a harvest.
Matthew 13: 31-32
The kingdom of heaven is like a tiny mustard seed, which man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.