Friday, 4 November 2011

Power of belief

'men are not moved by things, but by the views which they take of them.'

Just a thought we discussed in a lecture earlier this week at uni.
Meaning that it is the way in which we think about things that causes us to feel and react. We don't just simply feel moved by a factual objective point. We are moved because the brain is more powerful than we even acknowledge. It causes us to respond. It makes us human. Sometimes we may not even understand why we feel or do certain things, but it still makes us human.
I am me. And this is all I can be.
Who knew the mind could hold such incredible power?
Each of us has the power to label 'good' and 'bad' - purely because we believe it to be so.
The world can be a good place.
If we just believe it to be.


  1. This reminds me of something Shakespeare said in one of his many writings: "Nothing is good or bad unless we think it so". Meaning that nothing inherently holds any emotion, it is only the way or brain and thoughts interpret it which gives it meaning. I like it.