Belief is a knowing or something you are certain of because you have experienced it.
Let’s see what Wikipedia says:
As you will see, I have a slightly different idea of Belief. When I speak of Belief, I am speaking in terms of spirituality. So for me (or for you), it is not a proposition or a premise. It’s a fact.
There are certain core beliefs we all have that help us go through life without second guessing everything. As I drive down the road and I have a green light, for the most part I am going through it without much thought. Yes, I will be a defensive driver and take precautions, but for the most part I believe everyone will abide by the rules of the road.
Using this example, you can see how our core beliefs are rocked at times in our lives, just like when someone runs a red light and slams into our car, we will thereafter be apprehensive about each light we come to, which, in itself, can be dangerous.
The same goes for other life situations. When we are abused by someone we trust or know (or don’t know, for that matter). When someone we love dearly, dies suddenly. When we ourselves are in good health one day and the next week we are diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.
With any one of these situations, our belief system can become clouded and uncertain, no matter how solid it was before. It’s normal. But in time you will be able to drive through a green light without total anxiety. With proper spiritual counseling/guidance your Trust can be rebuilt. Often, this type of spiritual counseling is augmented by working with a therapist.
So what is it that holds our belief system in place? It is Trust. We’ll talk next week about Trust.
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