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Lately, I’ve been nosier than ever.  Listening in to other people’s conversation when eating out, or snatches of conversation I pick up on the street.  Often times I don’t even have to be nosy, some people talk so loudly, the effort would be in trying not to hear them.

You might be wondering what Miss Nosy Parker is up to.  (Memo to self, must stop confessing all in blog posts.)

I find it amazing that people are always speaking their beliefs.  Present company included.    And I know it could be considered very rude, to poke around in people’s belief systems, but as someone who was born with an outlandish sized curiosity, all I  can tell you is that I can’t help it.  Anyway, they’re speaking them out loud for all of us to hear.

On New Year’s day my Darling One and I went to see replicas of the ships that discovered the Americas and I discovered that if left up to a number of people I inadvertently overheard, these ships and Christopher Columbus would never have even started on their journey. He believed he could, they believe they couldn’t.  And I get it.  Looking at the size of the Pinta and the Nina, it beggars the mind to see them crossing that vast ocean.  But he and his crew did it anyway.






I’ve discovered that there are those who believe they can master anything that technology throws at them, but don’t carry that belief over to other areas of their life, and then struggle with relationships, or health or family issues.

I’ve discovered people have a self-limiting inner thermostat which always takes them back to where they’ve set it, be it weight, happiness, finances or yes, sadly,  even misery.

I’ve discovered that happy and positive beliefs equal a happy and positive life.  And having nosily pried into other people’s heads, without their consent or knowledge, I do believe more than ever that what we are believing makes a huge, big, fat difference in our life.  See…that’s a belief.  One I’m keeping.

The rule is, any belief that’s positive and productive gets to stay, all others get kicked to the curb…baggage that’s no longer needed on this voyage.

And you?  Any helpful/unhelpful beliefs in your world?  Do share.

Love Elle




Elle Sommer
Elle is the creator of Live Purposefully Now, a website with a wide variety of authors and topics whose focus is on helping you to change/re-direct and navigate your life. She is a self-confessed spiritual junkie, offering a deeper more holistic approach to life. This deeper approach sets you on a simple path towards your greatest future, helps you remove those limiting beliefs that hold us all back and supports you in achieving your dreams.


  1. Joseph Appaloosa Reply

    Interestingly, I once heard a man say that he could chat with anyone for a mere 3 minutes and be able to tell them all about themselves. At the time I thought “rubbish”, but have since come to the same realization that you have Elle, people are always impelled to speak their beliefs about life.

  2. Our lives are a perfect mirror of our attitudes, beliefs, prejudices and character. Look at a life and you can read that person as if through glass.

    • Elle Reply

      Yes, Rev Dore. Joseph was saying something similar and it’s all so true, No secrets here!

  3. Allan Schulte Reply

    Loved the article on the Nina and the Pinta. What a testament to people’s courage to have crossed an ocean in such little vessels! Where are these boats located for viewing?

    • Elle Reply

      Thanks Allan I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. And you’re absolutely right, it always takes courage to believe in yourself. Especially when it comes to crossing miles of water!
      They were in Punta Gorda, Fl. Not too sure how much longer before they move on, though.

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