The World According to Anne • 2015

Tree Of Life | 100 Beliefs
Tree Of Life | 100 Beliefs

I recently attended a mind-shattering, 8 week long workshop, and the homework was digging deep, deep, deep… Of all the assignments, my favorite has been: “List your 100 beliefs.”
Yes, 100.
I thought that was crazy too.
But you know what? It is possible to list 100 beliefs, and it is exhilarating! Here is what I am sure of:

  1. 100% of the lottery winners bought a ticket
  2. My hair is a daily reminder that I cannot control everything
  3. Love is the only Force
  4. Kindness is an endangered species that needs a collective worldwide mouth-to-mouth
  5. What is meant to be happens
  6. Life is long
  7. Eating should always be a pleasure. Eat everything, your body needs it.
  8. Everything happens for a reason. The reason might not be clear right away, though.
  9. Crow feet are the splendid imprint of a life of laughter
  10. Time is an ally, not an enemy
  11. You can radically change your life anytime, more than once
  12. The line is thin between positive thinking and denial
  13. There is no absolute truth
  14. Freedom is the key. Let nothing enslave you.
  15. You are not a wife, sister, daughter, your job title. Those are roles. You are a Human Being.
  16. Strong family ties are the only stable rock in your life
  17. Fear is an hologram. Walk through it.
  18. The world is a vast sandbox where everything can be experienced and experimented. That is why it is the way it is.
  19. Sunlight is a vital source of happiness
  20. Do more than dream, act. Do more than believe, practice.
  21. Enjoy the little things. They are not little.
  22. The life you live is the lesson you teach
  23. French cuisine is the proof that God exists
  24. Never stop learning
  25. Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, set-up a life you don’t need to escape from (- Seth Godin)
  26. Silence is underrated
  27. The future doesn’t exist. It is a projection of the mind. When the future manifests, it is in fact the present.
  28. What you put up with, you end up with
  29. Feminism is not about having a career, it is about having the choice to have one or not.
  30. Karma is only a bitch if you are!
  31. Is what you are living for worth dying for?
  32. Yes. Oui.
  33. UFO’s are real
  34. Nastiness sucks
  35. Punctuality is the politeness of Kings
  36. Kill your television
  37. Having an opinion and being judgmental are not the same thing
  38. Talent is a gift, excellence is a choice
  39. God is in quality
  40. Always be aware of the source of your knowledge. How do you know what you know?
  41. What is simple is true
  42. Menopause is not an illness. Hot flashes are power surges.
  43. In previous lives I have been a Templar and a Samurai. In this life I am a Jedi.
  44. Apologizing is NOT a sign of weakness
  45. Compromising is not a sign of weakness. Just know where your limit is.
  46. Everyone should write down their 100 beliefs once a year
  47. What words convey is beyond the imagination
  48. Introvert people are underrated
  49. Never pass up an opportunity to pee
  50. Humor rocks
  51. The Internet is magical
  52. Good morning is a contradiction in terms
  53. Expectations are a major source of disappointment
  54. There is always, always, always something to be grateful for
  55. Wherever you go, your shadow follows you
  56. The most widespread activity amongst humans is to steal energy from one another
  57. Everything is energy, energy is everywhere
  58. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys
  59. Nothing is forever (Buddha stole my line)
  60. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
  61. In case of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you. Please place your own oxygen mask over your mouth and nose before assisting your neighbor. If you want to help others, take care of yourself first.
  62. God has no religion
  63. God has no gender
  64. Love doesn’t need sex to rock
  65. The opposite of Love is fear, not hate
  66. A tapioca pudding made with almond milk instead of cow milk is depressing
  67. Fabric softener is a useless and toxic gimmick
  68. Non violent communication should be taught at school
  69. Junk food is a crime against humankind
  70. It’s not because 90% of the practitioners in a field are charlatans that the expertise itself is a fraud
  71. Many advices are easier said than practiced
  72. Ironing is way overrated
  73. I’m not weird, I’m limited edition
  74. Being creative is not a hobby. It’s a way of life.
  75. Your dream job doesn’t exist, you must create it!
  76. Comparison is an act of violence against the self (-Iyanla Vanzant)
  77. More love, more money, more freedom!
  78. Never complain, never explain
  79. Your scars give birth to the gold nuggets of your wisdom. Honor them.
  80. You are not getting one year older, you are getting one year wiser
  81. Single, taken.. Who cares, I’m awesome!
  82. Life is about using the whole box of crayons
  83. A goal without a plan is just a wish
  84. Souls don’t wrinkle
  85. Time is not the enemy. Gravity is.
  86. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room
  87. We’re all fucked up in our own special way. I love that.
  88. Perfect is repeatable. Imperfect is perfect.
  89. Focus on your talents. Give yourself a break with your weaknesses and grace the world with what you were born for.

I’ll find 11 more for next year….

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