Various quotes on Fear.
“Everyone develops a system of thought through life. It becomes so entrenched, we rarely if ever consider other ways of thinking. These repetitive thought processes are responsible for how we perceive the world and our response to given stimuli. This can be thought of with a tree analogy. All of the experiences and beliefs that we have established (i.e. roots,) produce what we see as growth above ground (our behaviours and thought processes.) It is very difficult to think differently when our roots (experience and beliefs) have already established their network in the ground. Only by uplifting or transplanting this metaphorical tree into a new ground environment are we able to change our system of thought. Here there are new things to uncover and new beliefs to establish. This makes it more likely we will make changes to our thought processes and beliefs. Only then can we experience a life that will change with a different system of thought. The fundamental basis of this change results from establishing new beliefs or truths for ourselves. This in turn establishes new ways of thinking thus changing our experience in life. The concept to understand is life is an idea. We live our life based on an idea we have formulated about it. All of the ensuing experiences we have are just reflections of our belief about life.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
"The mind is infinite in its capacity to store information, with one exception, beliefs and ideas. The mind cannot hold opposing ideas or beliefs and therefore must evict some before others are allowed residence." ~ Chris W Metz
"Without beliefs we would not know what is true for ourselves, by formulating a belief we create the reality of what is true in our own world."
~ Chris W Metz
“Limiting beliefs may not at first appear consciously to you. You may find yourself in situations and wonder how and why the same types of things continue to happen to you, more than likely a limiting belief is at play.” ~ Chris W Metz
“Beliefs are merely the first interpretations of experience we formulate with an undeveloped mind. Most likely we have forgotten what the experience was or why we interpreted it the way we did.” ~ Chris W Metz
“Beliefs are the fields in which the seed of our ideas grow.” ~ Chris W Metz
"Every emotional response we have is based on our belief about something. Our feelings and emotions come about based upon our interactions with situations, places and things and the resulting belief we form about them." ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“Our beliefs and how we react to them are similar to how a blind person might navigate their world in the dark. We learn from repetition, what hurts, where to navigate, expecting what to feel after reaching so far. In many ways this is how we navigating through life with our beliefs. We learn the easiest paths, learn to steer clear of obstacles but admittedly will never know those things that lie in the darkness. We build a familiarity to our world and perceived reality by following the same paths and reacting in the same ways. holding onto the same beliefs we know without any doubt what to expect as we navigate our way. Those beliefs and patterns of behavior, whether they are good or bad, provide a safety net and structure for us. Beliefs allow us to interpret the world with certainty as to why things happen. We find comfort in the repetition of events and our belief in why they are occurring. Thinking in this way we react to life with programmed responses and this predictability brings us comfort.”
~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
During our reflection in the abyss, we become open to shedding our old beliefs. If we go through life clinging to old beliefs then we can never change our foundation of thought. Without a change in our thought processes, our lives will continue to be the same. Once we have discovered truth and experience nothing but joy, love, compassion and peace, further changes to our thought process becomes unnecessary. So we must acknowledge that holding onto antiquated beliefs will prevent us from achieving this state. If one embarks on a road to enlightenment they must be willing to examine their entire belief system and must also be prepared to alter those beliefs in order to change their experience of life. ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. ~ Mahatma Gandhi