To begin with, I want to mention why I chose to write on Beliefs.

Once while reading short articles on internet, I came across a story of The Elephant Rope. I’m sure most of us must have heard or read the same at some point of time.
(I have taken this piece from the collection on internet named as Short inspirational stories.) The story goes as below:

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.

All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

The same is applicable for human minds too. While we grow up, we are told what to do and what not to do. These ideologies are so emphasized that our mind, unknowingly, gets conditioned with them. We build these do’s and don’ts in our stream. These eventually turn into our beliefs… As we grow old, our beliefs become stronger. Most of the limitations of our life are a result of these beliefs.

This leads to building of a strong self-perception of our limitations, which stops us from even thinking about what miracles we can do. Leave alone venturing to do so.

We can change our life if we start giving ourself a chance to believe in our strengths. It is never too late to take that first step in doing something different, something that we have never done but yet seems worth taking a risk in attempting to make it happen.

It has to be our decision to break the chain of beliefs which we have clenched to since many many years. It’s time to trust oneself and do whatever we always wanted to do, so that we can fly high into our aspirations. Then… Sky is the limit.
Keep Flying High…

Published by Inspired Living

I am a counselling therapist by passion. I love writing poems and articles

20 thoughts on “Beliefs

  1. Agreed. We should always question ourselves at every point why is this the norm? Is there a better way? It’s a continuous process


  2. It’s really true. Over the years we have set some do’s and don’ts in our mind and we incucate the same to our kids too. Time to change.

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  3. It’s really true. Over the years we have set some do’s and don’ts in our mind and we inculcate the same to our kids too. Time to change.

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  4. Wonderful… Keep flying high .. Keep an open mind and take your chances… Very nice article 👍😊👏👏👏👏👏


  5. Very True. That is why it is very important to break the chain & challenge the situation. While we, as parents may find it difficult at this age, we can definately teach our children not to accept everything as it is & keep on exploring new things in life.


  6. Very true. We all must have experienced it in our life. I personally co-relate with it of having hesitation not to speak up to our seniors. This is because we are taught from the very beginning not to question elders. These things are always there in our subconscious and affect our life in a big way. Very good thought and nice article though. Keep flying high. Happy to see this side of yours.


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