We can believe in so many things in so many ways, we can believe in something because of the way it makes us feel, perhaps you feel you’ve found the ultimate truth because you feel like you finally have understanding. Look at your experiences in life, they have shaped your beliefs & you may not of had a choice about what you believed, it just may have been all you’ve known. There are many ways beliefs can be born in us, but the main catalyst for shaping our belief is when a person may influence you with their words or actions which challenge your beliefs.
Sometimes my beliefs can be a form of selfish indulgence which is like a fantasy, that i could believe in to cover up things I didn’t know how to face or didn’t want to. The notion of an ultimate spiritual truth is getting harder to believe the more i become aware of the world around me, we humans are so self-consumed, we have tunnel vision, we only look at our immediate needs and forget everything else, though we might take time out of our usual routine occasionally for a change and to feel something different.
I feel I never began to appreciate life until I embraced who I was & wanted to be & accepted that, though it’s a(sometimes very frustrating) work in progress. Our beliefs are powerful. Whatever we believe in, we can gain power & comfort from, or fear and shame depending on how and what we believe in at the time. I’m toying with the notion that Faith is a principle, as humanity has achieved its greatest feats by believing in things they have not yet seen, that they have not yet created. Life tends to favour the faith prone person rather than the cynical one. Though the faith prone one may fail again and again, once they do acheive their goal, it’s lasts a lot longer then any work the cynical one can do, because the cynical one stays within the safe zone, the predictable zone, their work lacks meaning and fosters complacency which stifles growth.
Its our beliefs that guide our journey, which are forged by our inner desires, which come from something mysterious in this universe.
Who shaped our hearts throughout childhood?
the people we grew up with. The pain & the joy, the desire & the rejection.
When do we discover who we are?
When we believe the impossibly good can happen to us regardless of circumstance which will hopefully drive us to find the best in ourselves, this is called living by faith, you can begin living by faith with whatever it is that you have in your heart and mind to believe or hope for at the moment and see where that takes you, its by living with faith we find out who we really are & can become, because faith allows us an option to escape the world we know and what we believe in will come from our desires, which will drive us on. so what is in your heart? what are you going to believe? do you live by faith?