The Secret of Belief – Take Your Desires for Granted

By Tania Kotsos in Manifesting Dreams on October 11th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Belief is the key to reality creation. To be able to consciously create your ideal reality you have to believe that you already have that which you desire in the present moment. The secret to belief is to take your desires for granted because to take something for granted really means to believe that it has already been given to you – it has been granted, it has been received – there is no doubt.

Whatever You Have You Take for Granted
You only take for granted those things that you already have with certainty and unwavering belief. In fact the etymology of the word “granted” can be traced back to the Latin word credentem meaning “to believe” or “to trust”. Take your desires for granted and they will be granted. The words of Jesus Christ could not be clearer on this: “What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them” (Mark 11:24). To believe is to have faith. The kind of faith that “is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.

What a Difference Indifference Makes
Although it is important to be crystal clear about what it is you wish to see manifest in your life and to focus on your desires at the exclusion of all else during your creative visualization sessions, it is equally important to detach from the outcome as you go about your day. By constantly wondering where something is, or why it hasn’t shown up yet, or panicking that it won’t, will just keep it away from you because essentially you are focusing on what you do not have. Tell me, how many times has your telephone rung when you have sat staring at it desperate for it to ring? It may appear difficult to detach from something you deeply desire but it can be done.

Belief Makes Detachment Effortless
The way to effectively detach from your desired outcome is to truly believe that you have already received it. You can do this by knowing that whatever you visualize with belief and emotion is automatically created in the mental realm, which is the realm from which all things manifest. With perseverance and continued concentrated thought, your desires will materilaize in the physical world in accordance with the Law of Attraction and the other Universal Laws. Believe that you have already received your desires and you will find that detachment is effortless.

Believe with Gratitude
Taking something for granted in today’s society is usually equated with not being grateful for what you have. There is truth in this since most people want what they do not have and by failing to appreciate what they do have, they land up attracting precisely what they did not want in the first instance. Whatever you appreciate appreciates – it grows. Be grateful for everything you take for granted. In other words, be grateful for everything you have been given, including your desires. Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions. It turbo charges the manifestation of your desires from the mental to the physical realm.

Everything is an Illusion
If you find yourself struggling to muster positive feelings or real belief about your desires because your current “reality” seems far removed from your desired outcome, it will help to remember that everything is an illusion. Your reality, the one you experience during your waking hours, is an illusion created by your dominant thoughts and beliefs and interpreted through your five physical senses. It is no more real than the reality you wish to experience since everything in the physical realm, whether wanted or unwanted, has its origin in the mental realm. Albert Einstein said it best when he said “reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”.

Create Your Ideal Reality
Remember, your reality is yours to create and if you do not like what you’ve created so far, you have the power to change it through the power of your thoughts. Ultimately, what you believe is a product of your habitual thoughts. You can truly be, do and have anything you desire. All you have to do is believe it. You may have been taught to only believe what you see, but in truth you will only see it once you believe it.

In the words of Henry Ford, “whether you believe you can, or your can’t, you are right”.

In a nutshell, to create your ideal reality you must believe that you already are or have that which you desire in the present moment. The secret to belief is to take your desires for granted to the point of indifference, not because you do not care if they materialise or not but because you know they already have. When you get into the mindset of being grateful for those things which have already been given to you, including your desires, you will have learnt the secret to turbo charging the manifestation of your desires from the mental to the physical realm.

About the author:
Tania Kotsos is the founder and author of Mind Your Reality. She has been studying mind power and the nature of reality for the last 15 years. After a successful 10 year career as an investment banker in the City of London, she decided to throw in the towel to pursue her dream of empowering people to transform their lives using the innate power of their mind.

For more information please visit her website at: Mind Your Reality

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2 Responses to “The Secret of Belief – Take Your Desires for Granted”

  1. nidhi Says:


    I am interested in this approach of looking at things but i do not understand “Whatever You Have You Take for Granted” If we already believe that we have it, then prayer looses its meaning. It looks like paradox. How can I believe in having something and then pray for it. Though deep inside I feel it looks true but how to work on it consciously. I would be glad if you could reply on that point

    Thanks a lot for a lovely site and lovely article

  2. Tejas Says:

    It Just means that Prayer is that key that when you do. open that door for you to go and take what you want.
    It is like you take for granted that your new computer will boot all the time you switch it on.
    Dont you take it for granted that it will boot 1 Sec before you press the ON switch.
    Let me what you think…

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