Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beliefs Are More Than We’ve Been Taught

What we allow ourselves to believe defines us but it only defines us until we learn to discover the parts of our self that we remain obliviously hidden from in our mind.

We all want to make it appear that we are in control and we are defined by the test of time, when in reality we shudder in fear, separated from our own awareness and connection between our mind and body.

We go on living each day in this manner because it is what we currently see, not what we truly know or have experienced.

In the past few weeks, I’ve seen examples of just how guided we are by our beliefs than by the evolution of our awareness. Some people follow blindly all that they are told because as little children, they were taught that way. Whether it is a church, politics, or those who seem to have the answers, they follow as if it is the correct thing to do. They follow because it is in their mind, a display of having life under control.

Imagine someone telling you that tomorrow at a noon; your life is going to come to an end. How would you react to that? Imagine someone telling you that if you don’t accept a series of rules, concepts and beliefs, that you would miss out on the greatest prize in the entire world? How would you react?

Come back tomorrow for more on the discussion of beliefs. (Posted 6/3/11)

Further Reading:
1) Beliefs Often Are Regurgitated Rhetoric
2) What Do You Believe?

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1 comment:

  1. working as a social worker, this is an area that I tenderly touch with my clients..Beliefs are thoughts, and thoughts can be changed. I always think and believe how wonderful it is to develop our own thoughts, away from what was thought to us by family and society, this makes life more fun and interesting, but it is also very scary for so many people. Because, to let go of their beliefs, then they will have to search and seek within their own souls. The other day while listening to Wayne Dyer, he was I believe guoting Maslow, who said "In order to change someone,you just have to make them more self aware of their own selves." and like an onion, you peel off the many layers of skin, and come to the fruit itself, as people we can strip off or think of our own beliefs and truly see who we are and what we can be. I enjoy your blog and thank you for allowing people to think, reflect, wonder and seek.