A belief is where some thoughts have given other thoughts permission to generate a response without consulting the 'conscious' mind, that is without consulting thoughts in the present.
It is a given. If you believe something then you respond to it without any thought. Automatically.
It is impossible to resist beliefs as there is nothing there to push back against.
Do you believe that you are at the mercy of your beliefs ?
Is belief born of thoughts ?
Is it thoughts that resonated once, in the past ?
Thoughts that other thoughts said were right ?
Thoughts that other thoughts have said need not be questioned ?
Thoughts that bypass conscious awareness and directly effect emotion ?
The way to allow a belief to become irrelevant is to examine it.
All beliefs are story, and none stand up to close scrutiny. (as being reality)
Beliefs (and opinions) are always ABOUT something. They are never IT.
Belief is what handcuffs you to a fictitious self.
No self = No beliefs. (of course, the story of self and beliefs inherent to that, remain - but are seen for what they are. That is that they are SEEn to be nothing but a Concept.)
The moment i see a belief or an opinion, alarms go off here.
Does belief require faith ?
Is faith another form of belief ?
does belief have any credibility ? Lots of kids believe in Santa
Clause. What's the difference between that belief and somebody that
believes in god, or somebody that believes in conspiracy theories. Why
is your belief more credible ?
When i was a kid, it happened that one
day as normally happened, my mother woke me, telling me to get ready
i got up and got dressed and was just heading out the
bedroom door when my mother woke me for school.
i believed i was awake
and it was so realistic that when i was woken for the second time i felt
like i had to do it all again, even though the first time was in a
This experience left me believing that i can't actually know anything, i can only have beliefs
and they can be shown to be wrong at any moment. i.e. they have no
credibility. In fact they are the cause of most (if not all) suffering.
Just to finish this, i now hold the following to be true (until it is shown not to be); i can't know anything. i can only have beliefs
that i will use 'as if' they are true for the purpose of navigating a
given situation, and then discard them until/if they become useful