The Power of Suspending Disbelief

Good morning, my friends. I hope your week is off to a great start!

When you’re standing at the bottom of the proverbial mountain you’re about to climb, the whole thing can seem overwhelming.

You want to change careers, but you know nothing about your target career other than you have a passion for it. You have an idea for a business, but who would see you as an expert? You want to reach that healthy weight, but you have tried so many times before, what will be different this time?

You see the problem. Everyone says, “just believe,” and you want to but… That inability to completely believe will stop you from starting or quickly sabotage you unless can find a way to instantly believe or come up with a different way.

Here’s another strategy. Rather than trying to go from utter doubt to complete belief in one step, try suspending your disbelief instead. Acknowledge the doubt. Acknowledge that you’re not in full belief. Simply be willing to leave the question open.

Poet and philosopher William Coleridge coined the phrase “suspension of disbelief” to describe a state of mind in which readers willingly ignore obvious untruths and fantastic elements in literature in order to allow themselves to enjoy the story.

See your journey as your story. Be willing to ignore the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Focus on the next step in the story and be willing to go on that journey because the outcome is worth it and so are you.

The key to this strategy is literally take it one day at a time and focus on what is possible rather than absolute belief. Anything is always possible. Live in that possibility.

Affirm

Just for today, I am willing to set aside my doubts and take action as if my goal is possible.

As you take steps of possibility, your confidence will grow and belief will come because you’ll have the proof of a hundred steps in the right direction.

Not fully believing is OK and not a requirement to begin. Just hold your disbelief as accountable as you hold your belief. Suspend it long enough for belief to take root.

Wherever you are on your journey today, know you’re amazing and remember to put your mind in your side.

Ray

Don’t You Believe Them!

The world will spend a lot of time and money this week trying to convince you there’s something wrong with you and you need to do something to fix you immediately.

You are a marvelous miracle filled with confidence and momentum. You are worthy and sovereign and perfection just as you are.

Just keep this affirmation handy to remind that you’re good, you’re on course, and you’re grateful for every last bit of it.

I believe in you. Meet me halfway and believe in you too!

Ray

The Truth About You

You are a radiant being of light no matter how many times you’ve been told otherwise.

You are a radiant being of light no matter how much of life’s gunk and grime has dimmed your shine.

You are a radiant being of light no matter how low you’ve gone or how many times you’ve fallen.

You at a radiant being of light today, tomorrow, and always.

Should you ever forget again that you are a radiant being of light, come to this blog, read these words, and own them.

Now, go out and live this day like who you really are.

I believe in you. Meet me halfway and believe in you too.

Ray

Doubts and Dreams Quote

This #RayQuote is a reminder that we can spend our time believing in our dreams or in our doubts. It takes the same energy either way. We all know which will yield better results.

Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you’re a miracle in the making.

Ray

Impossible Not!

The word impossible can seem daunting, even hopeless. When it’s applied to a situation in your life, it feels like your options are closed off and you might as well give up.

That is until you remember one important fact. Practically everything that’s a reality today was once considered impossible.

That was until someone decided not to believe it and took action to make it happen.

There may be some small subset of things in this universe that literally are impossible, but refuse to believe it just because the world says it’s so.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray