There must be a balance between believing and non-believing. If you do not believe anything, it is a great problem which will lead you to misfortune. On the other hand, if you have a habit of believing everything that masses believe in, you are just a blind believer.
Perhaps it is not so much in having beliefs or not having beliefs, but more about having the ability to let go of the experiences that often form these beliefs.
If we do not believe in anything we might experience the newness of a moment without feeling the need to transform that experience into a belief and cling to such a belief. Not clinging then may leave ourselves open to experience the newness of another moment that is untainted by beliefs because we chose to let go,
If we cling to beliefs based on past experience, what otherwise may have been an opportunity to embrace the experience, will probably be hindered by the belief/s we have chosen to cling to and we are sure to miss the experience and the newness of the moment, that possibly may present new perspectives and or insights into the nature of that experience.
When a plan is clear with a follow through in your mind.
Is that a way of thinking or a belief?
Can be both.
If one believes there is only one way to achieve their plan and they do not alter their course as or when the need arises the progress of the plan will be impeded by this belief.
Even the most well thought out plans often need rehoning and altering due to unforseen circumstances. Understanding this on the outset will help us think through alternate routes and methods when required because we have not clung to the belief that there is only one way.
I guess your right, it can be both.
Belief is a confidences faith, trust in something or someone.
I just can't imagine one book can give all these universal truths.
by Fairbear 9 years ago
Speaking only for myself here. I can't see inside other people's minds, so I don't if it's the same for them. When a person tells me about God and Jesus and the whole nine yards, my first natural inclination is that there is no real truth in it. This non-belief just occurs naturally without any...
by College politico 8 years ago
Recently I wrote a hub on faith and imagination. Since I was interested in hearing others opinions on how we should use faith in our imagination I started a thread on this forum. Unfortunately it was high-jacked and the topic at hand was not able to be discussed. So this is basically my second...
by A Troubled Man 5 years ago
How many agree with Eric that the term "Understander" can be applied to those who don't hold beliefs but instead, understand things?For example: "I believe in evolution""I understand evolution"One can believe in evolution but have no understanding of it, while another...
by little johnny 7 years ago
Give 3 good reasons why you DO believe in God or you DO NOT believe in God.
by cjhunsinger 3 years ago
The belief in supernatural deities, whether in the fashion of the original monotheism of Aten (Judaism and Islam), the polytheism of Christianity or the animism of the ancients is a contradiction to Man's ability to reason.There was a time when Man, limited by knowledge, looked to the sky, himself...
by maestrowhit 10 years ago
I mean, what does it accomplish? I see so many different "belief" systems being argued and discussed on these pages. I haven't yet seen a single hardcore Christian being persuaded towards non-belief by an equally hardcore Atheist - or vice-versa. I'm not saying that it is idiotic to try...
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