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The Wisdom of Positive Psychologist Robert Holden
“You are at liberty to believe whatever you want. This is called free-will. What you believe to be true is true for you.
…What you believe about yourself ultimately determines how your life must unfold. Your Self-belief governs what you think you deserve and don’t; what is possible and isn’t; what you attract and lose; what you are open to and miss. What you believe will be…Your beliefs are like magnets…Every belief is a self-fulfilling prophecy in life. I think of it this way: your beliefs are a film; your perception is the projector; and your life happens on the big screen.
…Do you want to cling to old beliefs that cause pain and fear, or open up to new beliefs that are more joyous and liberating? The choice is yours.
…Most people try to live in the present moment with a bag of beliefs that are at least twenty years out of date…Shift happens when you change your beliefs. Your life changes. Everything changes.”
Philippians 2.1-2, 5 (NRSV)
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 21.23-27, 31b-32 (NIV)
23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
31…Jesus [further] said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the Realm of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Compassion Hymn 5:05 Keith & Kristyn Getty Awaken the Dawn Christian & Gospel
Prayer of St. Francis 2:02 Sarah McLachlan Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff, Vol. 2 Alternative 1
Believe 4:58 Jennifer Hudson I Remember Me R&B/Soul 1