A belief is an idea that constitutes your reality within your own consciousness; dogma and doctrine.

The beliefs that impact you the most are the ones you hold to be true.
If you are miserable it is because of the beliefs you hold to be true.
If you are happy it is because of the beliefs you hold to be true.

See Part 24 - Awakening Your Genius for ways of changing your beliefs.

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." [Epictetus c.55-c.135]

"..MAN IS JUST WHAT HE THINKS HE IS TO HIMSELF. If I really believed in anything, the effect would follow whether I was thinking of it or not." [Quimby]

“I take the ground that God never made a belief. A belief is of man and is intended to satisfy him instead of true wisdom. If God ever spake, he spoke the truth which liberated men and bound him with no obligations. When man speaks, he always tells a lie; that is, in explaining a phenomenon, he imposes a belief and invents opinions which blind people to truth. Science is the voice of God, opinions that of man. So when man speaks in his own knowledge, he gives an opinion; but when he tells a truth, that is of God.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, Article: Elements of Progress, Aristocracy, Freedom, Conservatism & Abolitionism]

When a man once acknowledges that a belief contains the seeds of disease or poison, then he will learn to analyze beliefs and see what they contain, taking for a standard that nothing cannot produce any one thing. So as a belief to the one that believes it is something and will produce the very thing contained in the belief; to the one that knows a belief is nothing, it produces nothing. [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby]

"I found that my thoughts were one thing and my beliefs another... if I really believed a thing, the effect would follow whether I was thinking of it or not." [Quimby]

"Make man responsible for his beliefs and he will be as cautious in what he believes as he is in what he sees or does." [Quimby]

"For a belief is a chemical change produced in the mind by language which conveys an idea of an invisible thing that cannot be seen but described. The image being created in the mind according to description, the matter is kept condensing and phenomena is produced on the body according to the belief." [Quimby, The Quimby Manuscript]

""In my investigation I found that my ignorance would produce phenomena in my subject that my wisdom would not correct. At first I found that my thoughts affected the subject, and not only my thought but my belief. I found that my thoughts were one thing and my belief another." [Quimby]

"It ain't what ya don't know that hurts ya. What really puts a hurtin' on ya is what ya knows for sure, that just ain't so." [Uncle Remus]

"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance (false beliefs) that tyranny begins." [Benjamin Franklin]

"A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind." [Robert Bolton]

"Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs." [Maxwell Maltz, PsychoCybernetics]

"As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience. A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.

There is no physical body, no matter what the conditions, that cannot be achieve an improved condition. Nothing else in your experience responds as quickly as your own physical body to your patterns of thought." [Abraham-Hicks]

See Also

As a Man Thinketh
Belief System
How Idea Becomes Matter or Disease
Mental Manifestation
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