"New beliefs seldom win acceptance unless they
to the truth than what they replace." -
"The human understanding resembles not a dry light,
but resembles a tincture of the will and passions, which generate their own
system accordingly: for man always believes
more readily that which he prefers. In short, his feelings imbue and
corrupt his understanding in innumerable and sometimes imperceptible ways." -
"I write this in the year 2012, a year that many
belief systems regard as
or transformational, even cataclysmic. Interestingly, science, tradition
and myth seem to be converging." - Laurence Overmire
"Beliefs are established habits of
Charles Sanders Peirce
to regard or accept as true
to have confidence in the
a particular tenet or
a body of tenets accepted as truth
the act of placing
acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of
To exercise belief in;
affirmation or acceptance of a proposition of
knowledge, opinion, theory,
or assertion as real and true, many times without immediate
personal knowledge; reliance upon the
word or testimony of others; partial or full assurance
true knowledge or absolute
certainty; persuasion; conviction;
to credit upon the
authority or testimony of another; belief in a witness;
the belief of our senses,
One day a man came to the great
He asked for guidance on the
path of the Way.
Bahaudin told him, 'Abandon spiritual studies, and
leave this court at once.'
A kind-hearted visitor began to remonstrate
'You shall have a demonstration' said the sage.
At that moment a bird few into the room, darting hither and thither,
not knowing where to go in order to escape.
The Sufi waited until the
bird settled near the only open window of the chamber; and then suddenly
clapped his hands.
Alarmed, the bird flew straight through the open
window to freedom.
'To him that
sound must have been something of a shock, even an affront, do you not agree!'
Humans act on what they believe !
Individual belief can be
Group belief can be
"We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a
tree bears apples."
6 False Beliefs and the 6 False
Responsibilities #1: False Belief:
Unpleasurable moments are to be avoided if at all possible.
Responsibility: You believe you must remain in control of the situation at all
True Responsibility: Welcome deviations from expectations as an
opportunity to observe and better understand your environment.
False Belief: You are as valuable, or worthless, depending on how you are
judged by others.
False Responsibility: You believe you must attempt to
win the approval of everyone you meet.
True Responsibility: Be real.
Learn what it means to be in possession of yourself, starting with reclaiming
#3: False Belief: You believe you are responsible for
the happiness or unhappiness that others feel.
You must always compromise yourself to ensure the contentment of everyone
True Responsibility: Stay out of the lives of all those who
expect you to do for them what they won't do for themselves.
False Belief: You believe you must learn to "tolerate" friends and family
False Responsibility: You must constantly smooth
over rocky situations to ensure that no one rocks anyone's boat enough to tip
True Responsibility: See that all oppositional states contain
elements of negative subconscious emotions. Refuse to respond to negative
subconscious emotions in yourself, or anyone else.
Belief: You can change what happened yesterday by creating a new narrative.
False Responsibility: You believe you must continually revisit your
past to assure contentment tomorrow.
True Responsibility: You can't
change what happened yesterday and once you understand what happened yesterday
you can be a new person right now.
#6: False Belief: Punishing
yourself proves you really care about whatever you're suffering over.
False Responsibility: You failed - you believe you must suffer !
True Responsibility: Agreeing not to punish yourself for innocent
mistakes - we all make mistakes - makes as much sense as blaming yourself for
that just leveled the prison you were just released from.
"To believe is very dull.
doubt is intensely engrossing.
To be on the alert is to
to be lulled into security is to die."
"The strengthening of
behavior which results from reinforcement is appropriately called
conditioning, we 'strengthen' an operant in the sense of making a response more
probable or, in actual fact, more frequent." - BF Skinner
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author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
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and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
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by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
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