When we believe strongly, whether the goal be healing or attaining success, our subconscious mind picks up on this. Your subconscious mind will always absorb and respond to your beliefs and in turn help create what you believe. What you believe is what you project. Your beliefs have to be in total agreement with what you are trying to be successful at. Since the subconscious is so in tune with what you believe, it is necessary to develop a strong, positive attitude. We may sometimes be unaware of how strong a force our beliefs are in directing our lives. Your thoughts are what shape your beliefs. So in other words the more you think about and view something the stronger your belief in it will be. This will enable you to see more clearly the path you would like to take. The way we see the world is how we believe it to be. This is also true in how we see ourselves. Beliefs are what should help us succeed and should not be responsible for holding us back. In fact there are instances where patients have been given fake surgery and medications and who have had miraculous recoveries due to the fact that they believed they were being healed. This is how strong the placebo effect is when you believe. However, in serious medical situations it is imperative that the doctor also have a degree of belief in the patient. Hope, agreement in the cause and cure of the illness can help create a strong belief on the part of the patient that he will succeed. We in the west have a tendency to separate the body from the mind in treatment whereas Eastern cultures include the power of the mind as an important factor in the healing process. Re-evaluate how you view yourself and your surroundings. It is important to realize how powerful our way of thinking can change our environment.