The strength of your mental immunity is determined by your beliefs and values.
Your beliefs are created by the emotional and physical awareness you exposed yourself to, which end up becoming an absolute certainty. In some cases those awareness are imposed or inherited. While values are the principles you gained or developed from or through those emotional and physical awareness. They are those principles that are most important to you either to experience or avoid.
If you were born in a christian home, the odds are you will grow up to become a Christian, and same thing if you were born in a Muslim home or any other religion. This type of belief is inherited, but it can only be interrupted or changed when you are exposed to certain awareness(physical & emotional) that creates another feeling of absolute certainty. That is why you can see a Muslim born ending up becoming a christian.
This means that beliefs can be changed. HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS? YOU CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS BY EXPOSURE —> EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL EXPOSURE.
What you listen to, who you listen to, the books you read, the things you watch, the friends you keep, your environment—-> All these contributes to creation or change of beliefs. I want you to quickly know this; that the process of change or interruption of beliefs is called transformation. And that process of transformation is not always a pleasant experience, but it is remarkable. I will teach on how to handle those process in the near future.
VALUES ON THE OTHER HAND ARE PRINCIPLES YOU DEVELOPED BASED ON WHAT YOUR BELIEFS ARE.
EXAMPLE; LOVE is a type of value, but the way it is expressed or perceived is different.
A wife can say to the husband, why did you raise your voice at me to correct me, if you truly love me, you won’t raise your voice at me”. On the other hand the husband will say, it is because i love you that am raising my voice at you to correct you. If i don’t love you i wouldn’t care, i would leave you alone.“
You see; these two have the love value, but because of different beliefs, their principles are different. That is because perception is controlled by belief.
I know last week i said am going to teach on strategic and practical steps to control the factors that makes the mind person barren and ineffective. But i believe to effectively deal with problems, and solve them you need to know and understand the root cause of the problem. I believe in foundations and fundamentals. When you attack the root of a problem, it makes it easier to apply the action steps in solving the problem. So please forgive me if you were hoping for the practical steps today. It wouldn’t make no sense if you apply the action steps without proper understanding of the root cause, you will only fall back to your previous habits and pains.
Just remember; beliefs are what you take in, values are what you give out. That is why, it is always people that determine how valuable you are, you can know your values, but it is always people that rates it. How valuable you are to others determines your relevance. People can’t see your beliefs, but they can see your values, and they can perceive your beliefs through your values. So your mental richness and excellence is determined by your beliefs and values.
Next week we will teach on the steps to change the beliefs that has limited you, so you can adopt and build new values. STAY TUNED