Why do you belive what you believe
Life is awesome, existence is sublime and mystical.
Believe I will define as to hold an idea in one's heart as a truth even though it cannot be conclusively proven to be an absolute fact. Life is awesome, that is what I believe and no one can change my mind about that idea because I own it in my heart mind body and soul. Why do I believe this is because looking at the world (thanks goodness for the Internet), I have seen so much, experienced so much and met so many people in a relatively few years.
Close to 7,000,000,000 people on the planet and we are all unique and special, that is my line, I like to remind people that it really is amazing that there are so many of us, yet many people think what they "believe" and cannot prove is so important that it is worth fighting over. I believe this that food, water, air, shelter and peace of being is all the one should need to live and be happy once one is an adult. All other desires are due to the ego and trying "to keep up with the Jones". I am not saying I am above this, I am saying I do recognize it in human nature.
I believe what I believe because I go out an usually do extensive research on what ever topic I am interested. I find the most ancient information from around the world. I do observation and I do testing of what I have studied. I find people who have studied what I am interested in and I make friends with them so we could learn on our path together. I ask them this same question why do you believe what you believe and I have found the people I really connect with those who have done the same thing I have, went out and get as much information as possible about the subject matter and then sought other who have either mastered the subject or are faithful practitioners.
There is belief then there is what we all know to be fact all humans need to eat, all humans need to sleep, all humans need good health, and shelter from the elements to physically survive in this world, all humans will physically die. That is what I know.
Think about this why does "paper money" have value? The answer is because we the people of what ever region issuing the currency come together and make it a shared reality. However, if another region does not believe in the currency of the fiist region then there is a problem. Why bring this up? I am still trying to figure out why on the U.S. currency it says in God we trust if there is a separation of church and state.
I believe that having belief is nice, when you are among those that believe along the same lines that you do it is really nice. The connection is good and working out diffeences is usually easier. Wehn you are the only one that believes that you do and you are not willing to back down on what you believe, then I think you are in for the real test of your "belief".