How Do We Establish Our Beliefs?
Washington DC Area January 28, 2023
Have We Ever Thought If Our Beliefs Are Right, Or Still Time-Valuable?
To find an answer to these questions, we have to define what we consider as a belief?
A belief is a spiritual state of awareness that someone is willing to follow for various reasons without having proof of such a state of awareness.
This definition allows the state of awareness to be right or wrong. It is not an absolute outcome, it’s a time-sensitive result that may change over time in either direction.
A belief itself does not justify a belief. There must be a personal “justifiable” reason behind that acts as an catalyst for a person to follow such belief.
Some of the many reasons could include | Education | Family | Community | Personal Experiences | Cultural or Social Influences | Emotional or Psychological Needs | Perceived Evidence or Logic. |
People may have a strong faith or trust in a particular belief, while others may adopt a belief from the influence around them.
While these are possible reasons for a personal belief, the key question remains: Why turns a reason into a belief, and where did the belief originate from?
Obviously, there must have been influences that may have impacted the development of our recognition, as well as our future outlook.
The first influential impact occurs during pregnancy without our own recognition.
After birth, we experienced a recognizable impact as we were living through our childhood. During that time, we just followed what we have been told, or learned what the community did, which were typically practicing local traditions of any kind. At a later time, we may have developed a different path that was still acceptable to the community, or it could have resulted in disgrace.
That is the period when we established our own path with information and trends available at that time and formed our personal beliefs.
The more information from different sources we collected, the stronger we could establish our personal assessment for our beliefs.
As we know, information is not considered a fixed asset. It can significantly change due to new discoveries, technologies, or scientific proof of specific evidence.
At this point, one should re-evaluate the core assessment of one’s current beliefs to justify, to adopt a modified belief, or to discard a previous belief.
From our mind we derive our actions. Belief and knowledge are interacting entities of our life with our minds. Both belief and knowledge are not absolute values and have to be verified over time. From our knowledge we build opinions that could lead to decisions expressed by faith. Our mind is the executive force that can override belief and knowledge!
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