What Beliefs Do You Hold About Meditation?



Have you ever believed that you could not do something, and then found out you could?

Have you ever believed something was hard, and found it was fun?

Have you ever believed something was strange, and discovered it was friendly?

Did you ever think you could never do yoga?
Did you ever think you could never relax?


What is it like for you when you give up an old belief that no longer serves you?

- waking up
- freedom
- surprise
- delight
- sorrow




Belief Definition



be·lief   [bih-leef]
noun
1. something believed; an opinion or conviction: a belief that the earth is flat.
2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof: a statement unworthy of belief.
3. confidence; faith; trust: a child's belief in his parents.
4. a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed or faith: the Christian belief.


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Origin:
1125–75; earlier bile ( e ) ve (noun use of v.); replacing Middle English bileave, equivalent to bi- be- + leave; compare Old English gelēafa (cognate with Dutch geloof, German Glaube; akin to Gothic galaubeins )

Related forms
pre·be·lief, noun
su·per·be·lief, noun

Synonyms
1. view, tenet, conclusion, persuasion. 2. assurance. Belief, certainty, conviction refer to acceptance of, or confidence in, an alleged fact or body of facts as true or right without positive knowledge or proof. Belief is such acceptance in general: belief in astrology. Certainty indicates unquestioning belief and positiveness in one's own mind that something is true: I know this for a certainty. Conviction is settled, profound, or earnest belief that something is right: a conviction that a decision is just. 4. doctrine, dogma.