Do not see to believe...

@ahgong (10064)
Singapore
February 26, 2008 6:04am CST
I was watching the trailer for the French movie "The Orphanage" over the weekend when this particular comment caught my attention. I quote "Do not see to believe. Believe and you will see." I was thinking, that is like so true! Many a times, when we go about our daily routine, every task we perform, every thing we do, we usually will do a visual inspection in order to be satisfied that we are doing the right thing. How many of us are always lamenting that we are not rich? Complaining that we are not going anywhere in our career? We read so may books on self improvements and self help, and all of them are touting the very fact that you must believe in yourself in order to get to where you want to go. And how many times after reading those books do you start to have that belief that you will be there where you want to be one day and start working to make that belief come true? We are all always looking for some confirmation that if we believe we will be. But if you don't start to believe first, how can you ever be? So the quote really hits a nail in my head and got me to think, how then can I believe? How then can I see? "Do not see to believe. Believe and you will see." holds so many meanings. What do you think? Share your views.
3 responses
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
27 Feb 08
Yup I agree with that statement especially because it applies to my faith. When you believe, you will see. Sometimes seeing is not believing because your eyes can play tricks on you. I'm not so sure about self-help books and self actualisation, but I know in the christian faith sometimes you have to take the first step of faith in trust, and God becomes totally real and a completely inseparable part of your life.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
26 Feb 08
this is so true on so many levels. i mean you don't think that everything is possible then nothing is possible. you have to have that belief in yourself and your abilities. one way of starting is writing down what you want. get pictures of it, look at them, see yourself with it! the easiest and most fun way to do this, is to think and act like a child! they believe they can do anything and never ever take no for answer!!
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
26 Feb 08
can't think of another phrase that rings truer!!! how many times our eyes have deceived us into seeing things not there? whenever we look for something, we'll not see it even though it's just lying in plain sight? when we go through our own work we'll not see the mistake despite it being so obvious. it's so obviously a case of seeing what we believed. guess we'll have to learn to adjust our belief. especially the belief that we can do no wrong. only by doing so can we truly open our eyes.