Having a belief – or beliefs – is a wonderful and often underrated thing.
Believing that there is a higher power is one way of keeping faith alive. Thriving with a community of like minded individuals and meeting to discuss this higher power by means of church, or study groups is a way of keeping your faith and spirit alive. Constantly reassuring others and discussing scripture in order to affirm your faith and beliefs is an excellent way to stay motivated on the subject.
In this case… the subject or the foundation doesn’t really change. When it comes to religion, the base of each one is deeply rooted in history with various stories, scriptures, songs, and prayers. When it comes to discussion, the pages are all discussed through various interpretations and thoughts, applying various pieces to different parts of our lives in order to get us on to the next step.
For some, religion keeps us moving through the day to day.
Its what picks us up in our darkest moments and celebrates with us in all of our achievements.
Then there is another significant group that doesn’t partake in any religious beliefs.
Right or wrong, they believe that there never is or never was a higher power. They don’t meet weekly to discuss their non beliefs, they simply go about their lives without the commitment to an omnipresent higher power.
Maybe some believe that there is life on other planets, occasionally taking earth side road trips on their own otherworldly missions.
Whatever you believe or not believe, being able to put your faith into something, is something everyone should have.
We all have our beliefs. As minor or as huge as they may be. Some believe in unicorns, some believe in God, and some believe the expiry date on their yogurt.
Those three beliefs could be held by the same person, or three different people – there is no steadfast rule in how many things you can or can’t believe in.
If you believe in all three, you may have put all your faith in God, all of your hope in unicorns, and simply believe that expiry dates are a means to the end and dispose as needed.
There is no right or wrong in any of that (as much as we all may want to argue whole heartedly for or against any of them).
Whatever you believe in, in this world or any other, one thing we should all be able to get behind, is the power of believing in ourselves.
We are real, tangible people. We have worth. We may not be everyones cup of tea, but we are someones cup of tea.
We have family – those that we are born with, those that we choose, and even those that we work with.
We have friends. A group of individuals that may not always agree with all of our choices or actions, but at the end of the day, care enough to be there when it matters.
And most importantly, we have ourselves. Every morning when you wake up, as long as you look in the mirror and see yourself staring back at you – its a reason to move forward. Its a proof that if you exist, you matter enough to wake up and treat each day as a fresh start.
Yesterday is in the past and the present is a gift that should not be taken lightly.
Every day is a new reason to believe.
The mistakes we’ve made are lessons. Lessons that we can apply to our futures and better selves.
We don’t forget, but we acknowledge and learn from them.
We apply these lessons to be better for our friends, our family, our jobs, our industry – but most importantly – ourselves.
If we have a rough day, or hit a rough path in life, it can be hard to keep moving. But every night before you go to sleep, know that you made it through another day and thats something to still be proud of and another reason to keep believing in yourself.
We can all still believe in higher powers, other worlds, unicorns and expiry dates or any combination of those, but more importantly we should believe the most in what we see, touch, and feel – both inside and out.
Belief in ones self is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.