Belief Systems and How They Shape Your Life

Belief systems guide us in life and help us determine how we perceive our reality. It can also influence our behavior. Learn more about it with RUDRA. 

Several factors come into play when you make a decision in life, like your personality, established habits, and cognitive biases. Then, there’s also this invisible force that quietly but strongly motivates you to decide against the other option presented to you. This is no other than your belief systems. Essentially, it’s a  set of beliefs that act like a handbook that helps you navigate life, especially during challenging situations where you have to pick a side.  

You create it based on accumulated knowledge from things like your personal experiences, lessons from people you look up to, and even the news you hear on TV or social media. It could also evolve over the years because of various external influences that you frequently get exposed to.

A closer look at how belief systems form

Belief systems vary from one person to another. Some systems developed based on one’s personal journey. On one hand, others strongly anchor their belief systems on their cultural, political, and religious views. 

Notably, your beliefs in life start forming the very first time you develop your consciousness. As a young child, your system of beliefs may solely revolve around trusting your parents and feeling satisfied after you get fed. Then as you grow older, you get more exposed to external forces like your teachers, classmates, and even your favorite cartoon characters on TV.

You begin changing what you believe in to respond to certain situations around you. Most of the time, your set of beliefs and core values gets tested. It could either lead you to let go of your systems completely or perhaps push you to hold on tighter and insist on what you believe in the most. 

A disruption often opens doors of opportunities for growth and improvement

There will always be moments in life where your belief system gets tested and disrupted. It could make you feel a repulsing reaction. In fact, you might have negative feelings about the situation for a long time as you doubt whether you made a mistake or not. When this happens, you get yourself a chance to grow and improve. 

For example, a woman thought all her entire life that everyone around her is unworthy or conniving. Then, suddenly, she encounters numerous people who are entirely the opposite. This situation ends up dispelling her belief, causing her to integrate the changes into her belief systems. She begins opening up to people and building lasting and meaningful connections.

This story could have ended differently if the woman rejected the idea or left no space to process the new lesson she learned. She could have stayed that way and failed to see the beauty of human relationships or learn new life lessons along the way.

Basically, when faced with such disruptive moments, you should give yourself time to understand what happened and let go. More importantly, you must learn to accept things for what they are. Embracing the pain and discomfort that comes naturally during a transformative process allows you to unconsciously take in the new beliefs and effectively understand situations from different points of view.  

Does your set of beliefs hinder or help you live a fruitful life?

Belief systems can either push you to achieve your desires and gain more learnings in life or hold you back from finding your path. 

For example, if you often think that you have nothing to contribute to your team, you will most likely keep things to yourself during meetings, even when you come up with a brilliant plan. Sadly, you don’t get recognized by the team, making you believe even more that you won’t contribute anything worthwhile at all. You will end up trapped in a vicious cycle. Regardless of the people you work with, the problem would go on if you don’t challenge what you believe in and develop a new way of thinking.  

To know if your belief system is working to help you achieve your goals or not, you will need to evaluate and develop your self-awareness. Here are a few tips you can use:

  • Find out how you respond to situations
  • Know more about the things that bother you 
  • Think in novel ways by learning something new
  • Determine how you perceive events and what factors make you think that way
  • Pinpoint inaccurate thoughts of belief systems that are affecting your life
  • Accept feedback from people who know you
  • Give yourself time to clarify and develop your values

The power of a destructive transformation   

Indeed, belief systems hold a pretty strong power. When used and developed in a good way, it could lead you to more opportunities than you can ever imagine. More importantly, you should be open to change your system of beliefs.  

After all, change is a natural part of life. The idea that we continuously need to embrace changes makes living rather more beautiful and fulfilling. The sooner you make peace with this fact, the better transformational journey you experience. Join the RUDRA Masterclass for free and learn how you can fully harness the power of inner change in creating a better version of yourself.

The RUDRA program is unique and specifically designed to unlock your body, mind, and psyche's destructive transformation. It will help you embrace a better way of processing and reacting to a challenging situation in life. 

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