Our Beliefs

An excerpt from my upcoming book: YOU-NICORN: 30 days to find your inner unicorn and live the life you love

Beliefs hang out in front of our eyes like blinders or sunglasses or 3-D glasses or those rainbow-prism glasses, and literally everything is affected by them.

A friend of mine had eye surgery about 10 years ago. You know, a pretty basic procedure at this point. But his went badly, and his cornea detached. One minute, he’d be looking at something right in front of him, and the next minute it was floating away (as his cornea floated around his eyeball—awesome.).

Our belief systems are just like this. We can lose perspective, and things that felt like they were well in our hands suddenly drift off, while other things we didn’t expect start floating into our lives. Coincidences, both positive and negative, jump in from all angles like jazz-hands wielding psychopaths. SURPRISE! JAZZ HANDS! FLAT TIRE!

Some people claim that this is the last ditch effort of your beliefs—somehow now sentient—trying to hold on to your consciousness and stay in your life. And it might feel like that.

But I think it’s much more benign, mundane, and rational.

Your perspective is changing. The things you see are changing, and the things that matter are changing. You might have gotten a flat tire before, called AAA, and forgotten about it in a few days. But now, because of everything (your entire perspective), your flat tire feels like an insurmountable obstacle.

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

Right now is the critical point: There are only two places to go from here: forward, or backward. And you don’t want to go backward.