A crippling belief system results in an inability to trust yourself.
Hesitancy, partial effort, or delay/procrastination are all indications of a crippling belief system. What is holding you back?
Thoughts motivate actions, and form beliefs. Once these beliefs are formed, the brain creates systems (processes of thought) to ensure experience reinforces belief. “We see what we want to see,” as the saying goes, or rather, “our perception is biased by our beliefs.”
So how can we trust ourselves if mind is only presenting biased information? By consistently revisiting our intentions, motivations and assumptions, to ensure we are inspired by a desire to distribute the greatest degree of harmony to the greatest amount of people.
(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad. These are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.
The conditions we meet in life happen on a spectrum. The tendency to label conditions by extremes is an ongoing hazard of belief systems and creates an opportunity for the philosophies of guilt and denial to arise when ego is faced with rationalizing behavior that calls into question the underlying morality that gives form to our beliefs.
Harmonious and desirable conditions are created and maintained through awareness of our quality of thought and the willingness to modify our behavior.
We impress upon others the content of our thoughts. We are transmitters and receiving stations, regardless of–and in spite of–a conscious effort to do either.