What Do I Believe In?

I’m not talking about anything in a religious sense. I, like every child in New Zealand, grew up with compulsory “Bible Days”. On these days, we would sit down with a different teacher and we would learn things from The Bible. I remember that our classes would start off full and then the numbers would start to drain until they were forced to join two or sometimes even three classes together. My sister and I were one of those students who got pulled out of the class.

So, did I try to find another religion that was more ‘suited’ to me?

Well, no.

So, why am I writing about things that I believe in?

Well, I was searching through Bloglovin’ and I found a post written by Sophie. It was about five things that she doesn’t believe in. She actually makes some really good points and I have to say that I 100% agree with her on what she wrote. It got me thinking about what I believe in and where I put my faith in the world.

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I believe that we are all connected.

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the idea that energy cannot be created or destroyed, that it can only be transformed from one form to another. Well, I’ve taken this and put my own little spin on it. I’m going to sound like a total kook, but I believe that we are connected through energy. When we die, the energy is transformed so it can continue to fuel others. This is how the déjà vu is explained. You recognise a place or feel comfortable with a person because the energy before you had met them in another life. Capisce? Just nod and agree then move onto the next point. I am well aware that I sound like a total nut job.

I believe in luck, but I also believe in hard work.

I mean, how else do we explain lotto? In America, someone can get $1,000 a week for the rest of their life. Say what? If that isn’t luck then I don’t know what is. Someone can become a millionaire overnight – simply by buying a lotto ticket. Does that mean I’m going to run out and buy one myself? Well, no, but it’s always exciting to see if someone does win. Hard work, however, trumps everything. “Good things come to those who wait” is a bunch of baloney. Those people didn’t wait for the “right time” occasionally they did, but mostly not they went out there and did things for themselves. That’s all we need to do to get the ball rolling.

I believe that timing isn’t everything.

There will always be that little voice in the back of your head telling you to wait a little longer until “the time is right”. Well, I’ve got news for you. The time is almost never right. In fact, if you wait too long then the opportunity probably would have passed you by. Now that would be awful. I apply this theory to pretty much everything I do. Want pancakes at 10pm? Sure. Want to chase a beautiful human and convince him to go on a date? Sure. Someone else is probably thinking the exact same thing. Might as well get there first 😉 Point is: You have to make your own timing. Nothing is going to fall into place unless you make it happen.

I believe that you have to take charge.

I think this one is the undercurrent of all my beliefs. There will come a day (sooner or later) when you have to stand up and look after yourself. There will be no fall guy. It will just be you in the big, wide world. However, taking charge can be as simple as telling a date where you want to go to dinner to absolutely changing your career path to simply getting off the couch/out of bed. You are responsible for yourself. Do you really want to be responsible for a slovenly mess or someone who gets up and does something?

I believe in ‘an ye harm none do as ye will. 

This belief comes from Wicca. It has been interpreted by many different people in varying ways, which proves that it can be different to each person and, in some cases, covens. I’m not going to claim to be an expert on Wicca, but it is something that I’m interested in, and I have heard about it being in The Rede. Personally, I believe that it means that if you don’t intentionally set out to harm someone (physically, emotionally or otherwise) then you can do as you wish. I try to live by that as much as possible.

I believe in the Rule of Three.

This belief pretty much goes hand in hand with the one above. I believe that whatever energy-positive or negative-that I put into the world will come back three times to myself. I believe that it is kind of similar to the ‘like attracts like’ rule, so I try to keep that in mind. Karma has the power to mess you (and everything) up.

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

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8 thoughts on “What Do I Believe In?

  1. I love this! It’s so hard to narrow down a whole life’s learnings into a few pithy paragraphs. Without sounding like a complete hippy, above all I believe in love. Romantic love, familial love, a passion for what you do – compassion and empathy for other creatures (2-legged, 4-legged, slithery and all), it all springs from love. And now I’m going to break out into a Beatles song. xx

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    1. Yes, it is! I started off with paragraphs twice the size and managed to break them down into what you see 🙂 It was a lot harder than I thought it would be haha. I agree with you! Everything does come down to love at the end of the day; in what you do, who you’re with or where you are. That’s all that really matters 🙂

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  2. I LOVE this. I live in a very religious town and am often stopped and asked what I believe in. I always struggle with a response as I am not religious anymore. Beliefs don’t have to be religion based. They should be based on your heart and feelings.

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    1. It was much the same when I lived in Missouri! I think I was the only one in my class who didn’t attend church! I 100% agree with you. They can be based on a religion, but 99% of the time they aren’t. Sure, some of them can be traced back to a religion or certain spirituality, but most of them are made up of our own values 🙂

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