Beliefs are all false? Belief is a belief. We will all adopt a stance on things, make decisions about how we behave. We come up with many names for what’s inside us and why, but it all works no matter how it’s viewed. The intuition shows but doesn’t speak.
Belief is certainty. Belief is not as divided from science as people claim it is. Belief has spurned all major scientific discovery. So why do they spurn it today? Action comes before awareness, so what causes action? The regulating factor in life is beyond us. What about the natural impact of the shift in indicator species on the overall ecosystem? Belief exists even in animals. If anything it is even more obvious with them.
The mind is too strong for us to see through its limitations and disbeliefs. So we find another center. There is consciousness beyond what we call mind. The mind is part of the body and it is good that it is strong. Means we have a chance to live. It has rhythms. Is strength stiffness? In that case the strongest people are buried in our cemeteries
“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can’t have it.” Dr. Robert Anthony
It’s my experience that even away from organized religion, people still have very strong feelings about “belief.” I think I will start with what belief ultimately is. It’s a feeling of certainty and it does not require logical support. It does require experiential support and it is necessary to human function. It is a part of human nature. They say that religion is a manifestation of the nature of the human mind. In the most rigid sense of the word, it is indeed. We have habits. Religion is a body of practices. In the original latin that is what it… Seek More
Does anyone have a strong belief that seems contradicted by life? Say, you believe in the law of attraction. Really invested in the idea of the law of attraction, but you perceive that it doesn’t seem to work? I’m not so sure that life contradicts what I believe, rather than most people’s perceptions – the ‘common’ view – contradicts what I believe. That is my experience and it is evidenced in everything from the lack of voter activity in the States here, to tensions between world nations. This is failure of the common view. We have exceeded the spirit of our ancestors,… Seek More
Magic or Shamanism is where we started. There were no worries about who was in charge as we didn’t have time. Our initial instincts were good, but then as we got organized and formed nations, the spirit had to have a boss and that served socially. It allowed for great strides in cooperation, but we did go to extremes. So we prospered, and actually had time on our hands. Time to really think, and not just interact with nature or use nature as a reason to group together. We really looked at how it behaved, but we had lost the… Seek More
What can we focus our attention on? We don’t actually ever focus it on objects, it’s too abstract. The brain always processes any sensory data well before we are even aware of the object. It is how it is supposed to function. Matter isn’t a valid choice for awareness focus. So seems we are in a fix? Or are we? It’s interesting that studies show our action comes before awareness. What motivates our action? There is no such thing as action without motive and do we make up our motive? Does a made up motive work? Those patterns we call beliefs are… Seek More
I have an issue of action to share. Recently, I had an issue with a loss of trust. Major broad spectrum loss of trust. It was activating me like crazy. I didn’t like feeling so badly about people, even about people I love. Well, no amount of action was going to fix that. I was stuck in the action phase of my personal energy or spirit. It wasn’t until I remembered that feeling, that peace, that unity, innate instinctive biophilia. Life loves life my friends. This is why we keep pets. It’s why we rear children. We don’t have to… Seek More
I have experienced a spiritual state. A variety of issues sort of gave me no choice. I used to suffer seizures, irregular theta waves. Those are what make you “unconscious” or at rest, but it wasn’t the sleep cycle. I wasn’t asleep. I was sort of scared, not even aware of my body. I experienced a shift in my time awareness. It sort of dilated and contracted at the same time. Sort off ceased having any meaning. Like everything was happening at once and yet I saw nothing change. I can trigger it at will, though force of habit has been a… Seek More
When your imagination and your thought are in conflict, your imagination will inevitably win. You will choose behavior based on what you imagine is real, and you represent every event or situation to yourself by the same process that we call imagination. The child who’s afraid of the monster in the closet is genuinely afraid. Their minds and bodies are reacting as if it were literally real. We are no different as adults, except we have had more practice at it and it does not actively occupy our attention anymore. It’s still going on. The views that occupy our social imagination… Seek More