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Core Beliefs: How We Perceive Our World

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
Core beliefs influence how we interpret our world around us. Einstein once said "the most important decision we make is whether we live in a friendly or hostile universe" and this perfectly illustrates the role that core beliefs have on our daily life.
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Gina
Core Beliefs
I learned that I should pay attention to my pattern of thoughts. Do I respond to events like I live in a friendly universe or do I act like it’s a hostile environment? Hmmmm...🤔🧐🤨
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Melody
Core beliefs
I feel like I could think of this scenario a bunch of times happening in my life and I have had both experiences of thinking they didn’t like me and others where I thought they just didn’t see me. I think this depended on how I was feeling at the time and how much I valued the other person and their opinion of me.
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KayCee
Core beliefs
I learned that I view the world as hostile, not friendly. I would really like to change that.
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Coco mags
Self belief
I learned that I must choose to notice that I am feeling guilt instead of shame. With guilt I believe that “I did something bad”, such as having a negative thought or poor self belief.
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Kelly
Core beliefs
I learned that my core belief may be that the world is a generally unfriendly place. I would like to change my core belief about the world. I think logically I know that most people are good and friendly and most places and events are safe. But my fear of being a statistic or a casualty of someone else’s warpath keeps me stuck with a negative world view. I will explore this some more.
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Rebecca
Core beliefs
I learnt what a core belief really is. I thought it was values. I now have a greater understanding of how to fully observe what and where my thoughts and behaviour arises from
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Tom
Core beliefs
I learned the importance of core beliefs and their impact on my experiences in life.
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Tan
Core beliefs
I learned that I have some hostile core beliefs about travel. I envision the worst case scenario and this prevents me from taking trips, taking average risks, trying new things. I really want to change this.
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Stephanie
Behavior
Your view of the world is important. Your behavior can improve. Practice knowing that you are lovable and can be loved. Try knowing maybe it’s because they didn’t see you instead of oh they don’t like me. your second encounter could even show you that maybe they don’t like you, but since you didn’t come at them angry or spend anytime being upset about it you changed their minds about you because you stayed you and optimistic and unbothered!
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Melinda
Core beliefs
I learned that core beliefs are the reason I react the way I do sometimes. This makes so much sense!
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Kyra
Core Beliefs
I learned that my core beliefs can affect the world around me. I can begin to notice the negative automatic thoughts and try to understand the underlying core belief that is associated with it.
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Pam
Core beliefs
Our core beliefs affect how we see the world. If we lived in a hostile belief, we tend to put up a wall all the time with dealing with other people. When we see the world in a happier way, everyone you meet seems to be a friend.
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Krzysztof
Core believes
I learned that the vuca world could be understood through the lens of core beliefs whether we see through a pleasant and unpleasant lenses, we can interpret the world around us in the same way.
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Cari
I learned that believing you live jn a friendly universe can change thoughts and perceptions, which then can change interactions, relationships and events.
I am hopeful, because of Einstein’s quote, that I can change my reactions to the environment around me and that this can improve my life.
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Nikki
Goedemorgen ✌️☺️🇺🇸🧡🇳🇱
well well well... i need to work really hard on this one. i have A LOT of negative/defensive core beliefs which stem from my childhood and later traumas. let's see if i can manage
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Tiffany
I believe we live in a hostile world
I do not trust and that is why I make assumptions or miscalculations of what others are thinking about me
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Candiss
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Decide if you believe you live in a hostile or friendly world. It’s as easy as deciding. Choose love, light, safety, compassion, and helpfulness. And that’s what you’ll see
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Laura
Core beliefs
I noticed that when I am ignored, I automatically go to the They don’t like me, their mad at me, that was rude thoughts. Which puts me in the people pleasing mode. My core beliefs point to not good enough and lack of self love/worth that I need to work on. I can get curious when these thoughts come up and where it is coming from.
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Allison
I noticed that maybe I have something to work with here and it’s not hopeless.
I will work on my core beliefs about myself. This made me realize that I really do have a lot to work on to reverse some of my own negative beliefs about my worth.
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Nicole
Core beliefs
I learned that core beliefs don’t change. You recognize them to give you insight into your experiences.
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Donna
Core Beliefs
I didn’t realize what a core belief was and could see how I am affected by mine
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Kimberley
Core Beliefs
I need to work on my core beliefs about myself. While I acknowledge and understand the difference it is quite easy to take the hostile route.
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Erik
Core beliefs
I view the world through the lens of my core beliefs. Do I believe that the the world is mostly a hostile or friendly environment? Interesting.
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James
Live live through rose tinted glasses…
I know one when I see one;perception is key! Fuck everyone else and do your best!
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Shaye
This is key!
Mindset and perception is everything. Like when you wake up and decide you’re not already going to have a good day or don’t want to do the things you’re doing that day, then yes it’s not going to be a good day. But if you can change your mindset and perception and think of it at another angle, deciding to wake up in a good mood and have radiant energy, you’re going to get that back and of course it’s going to be a good day.
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Georgia
Core beliefs
If you believe you live in a hostile universe your behaviours will be interpreted through that lense which can lead to hyper vigilance and misinterpretations
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Pearce
Core beliefs
Finding our core beliefs is an ongoing journey as we grow and learn through life’s experiences. Being perceptive of the way we interact and treat others is a great starting point to uncover some of our core beliefs. What feels very wrong or even abrasive, can be a sign that we may need to work on our inner beliefs and feelings.
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Daniel
I recognize why I feel the way I feel from circumstances
I feel the way I feel from circumstances I recognize why I feel the way I feel from circumstances
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Maria
Core belifs
Interesting example. I think for me in general I give people the benefit of the doubt. But in some situations a core belief of not feeling good enough about myself kicks in. I think it might be connected to my own mood.
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Hannah
I learned that I perceive the world thru a negative lens all thanks to my core beliefs. I also realized that billions of interactions happen with myself and the world and misinterpretations
I learned that I perceive the world thru a negative lens all thanks to my core beliefs. I also realized that billions of interactions happen with myself and the world, and my misinterpretations of those interactions are based on my negative core beliefs. Once I am able to modify my core beliefs, my world will not seem so depressing.
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Terri
Negative automatic responses
I want to pay mindful attention to my patterns of neg. auto. Responses to see if I see my world as hostile or friendly
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Abbie
This gives me hope
My core beliefs have changed recently and I didn’t realise that what I’ve been telling myself I am, which isn’t great, has probably been why my experiences don’t seem as exciting as I used to find things. Cant wait to work on readjusting my core beliefs back to something less negative and hostile :)
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Tracey
Core beliefs
I noticed that I have a go to, which I guess is a core belief, that I don’t matter, that I am not seen or heard, that I’m of no interest. It’s the first thing I think when there’s an interaction that doesn’t go well.
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Tina
Core beliefs.
I’m learning that I need to choose to live in a friendly universe. I’m guilty of forcing and controlling what happens around me and to me. As for the thought experiment I would believe that the person didn’t see me. Not that they wouldn’t recognise me or that they don’t like me. I’ve actually lived something similar. A great conversation with someone that I swapped numbers with and I forgot her name. But when I commented on her what’s app post, we got talking again and she remembered all our past conversation! I’m working on not misinterpreting other peoples actions. It’s hard. Particularly hard in my romantic relationship.
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Taylor
Core Beliefs
I learned that the core beliefs I have can really affect my entire life if I don’t learn how to modify them to be more positive.
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Brigid
Core beliefs
I learned that my intuition or what I have always considered my “intuition” is actually affected by and through the lens of my core beliefs.
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Ruby
Core Beliefs
I was interested in learning about how our core beliefs effect our perception and response to people and situations I found the speaker was able to help me experience the example of the situation to understand how I was responding emotionally to the situation.