Sunday, November 13, 2005

I Believe

* I believe in Myself. I believe in the Self, the Higher Self, the Inner Self. I love myself before all else because if I don't love myself (or even my Self) how can I love anybody else? Or make anybody else love me?

* I believe in God, or if not God, I believe in a Higher Power, the Universe, the God Within, the Goddess. If I don't believe in God that's because I believe in Stephen Hawking or Richard Dawkins instead. I also believe in the National Lottery though I pretend I don't.

* I believe in Mysterious Invisible Forces. I believe that everything has a Meaning, that there must be Something.

* I believe that coincidence is no coincidence. I believe in karma, fate, the Tao, chi and prana. I believe in chakras and meridians. I believe that I'm Gemini with Libra rising and you are Aquarius with Scorpio rising and that makes all the difference.

* I believe these Mysterious Invisible Forces influence everything in our lives. I believe we have control over our own destiny and can be anything we truly want to be. I believe that it is possible to hold these two last beliefs in one brain and still claim to be a rational human being. I believe a lot of this is proved by quantum physics. Or do I mean chaos theory?

* I believe in redemption, the Abolition of Sin. Every day in every way I am getting better and better. I believe that if I deal with my emotions, my past, my wounds, my stuff, I can start life afresh and everything will be perfect. I believe that the answer is out there and if therapy isn't working that's because I'm with the wrong therapist.

* I believe in the individual's right to Spiritual Tourism. We all have our own individual journeys but there are guides and package tours if we're short of time. I know this amazing man in Poona but I also believe in The Celestine Prophecy, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Louise Hay, Mother Meera, the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra because he proves you can have an evolved soul and still be rich. I believe in shopping around.

* I believe practice makes perfect. I believe in daily prayer, readings, meditation, affirmations, yoga, t'ai chi and inner journeying. I believe if I become enlightened enough I can dematerialize, then I won't even have to stop for lunch.

* I believe in the afterlife. I believe in near-death experiences. I believe in past lives, in-between lives, parallel lives, parallel universes and alternative realities. I believe a lot of this is proved by chaos theory. Or do I mean quantum physics?

* Whatever.

--Author Unknown

[This is one of those things passed to me in
email. If anyone knows who the author is
I would appreciate knowing so they can receive
proper credit for this thought provoking piece.]

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