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"New beliefs seldom win acceptance unless they are
nearer to the truth than what they replace." - Bertrand Russell

"We believe things because we need to believe them." - Bill McKibben

"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." - Francis Bacon

One day a man came to the great teacher Bahaudin. He asked for help in his problems, and guidance on the path of the Way. Bahaudin told him to abandon spiritual studies, and to leave his court at once. A kind-hearted visitor began to remonstrate with Bahaudin. '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 opening window of the chamber; and then suddenly clapped his hands. Alarmed, the bird flew straight through the opening of the window, to freedom. 'To him that sound must have been something of a shock, even an affront, do you not agree!' said Bahaudin.


believe in yourself


believe is defined as:

to credit with veracity.

to accept as true or real.

to have an opinion; think.

to expect or suppose; think.

to have faith, confidence, or trust.

to have firm faith, especially religious faith.

to have confidence in the truth or value of some thing.

to exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reason, argument, and deduction of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a individual, a statement, or a doctrine.

"I write this in the year 2012, a year that many belief systems regard as transitional or transformational, even cataclysmic. Interestingly, science, tradition and myth seem to be converging." - Laurence Overmire

We act on what we believe !

Individual belief can be discerned by observing individual action.

Group belief can be discerned by observing group action.



belief

The thing believed.

Judge or regard; look upon.

A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.

Follow a creed; have a religious faith; be a believer.

The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in one's understanding.

A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of opinion; doctrine; creed.

The mind's acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of some thing.

Some thing believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of individuals. Beliefs may or may not be valid.

Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of knowledge, opinion, theory, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.



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###### 6 False Beliefs and the 6 False Responsibilities ######

6 false beliefs and the 6 false responsibilities that sit in the left hand corner of your mind.

(to those that stutter it would be 6...6...6 - thank you Monster Study !)



#1: False Belief: Unpleasurable moments are to be avoided if at all possible.

False Responsibility: You believe you must remain in control of the situation at all times.

True Responsibility: Welcome deviations from expectations as an opportunity to observe and better understand your environment.


#2: 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 your life.


#3: False Belief: You believe you are responsible for the happiness or unhappiness that others feel.

False Responsibility: You must always compromise yourself to ensure the contentment of everyone around you.

True Responsibility: Stay out of the lives of all those who expect you to do for them what they won't do for themselves.


#4: False Belief: You believe you must learn to "tolerate" friends and family oppositional states.

False Responsibility: You must constantly smooth over rocky situations to ensure that no one rocks anyone's boat enough to tip it over.

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.


#5: False 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 the earthquake that just leveled the prison you were just released from.



question your beliefs

disbelief

Suspension of belief.

unbelief

No belief? An impossible feat !

"We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples."
Ralph Waldo Emerson




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"Self-confidence is the basis of faith." - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"Faith and knowledge are not antithetical but interwoven." - Terry Eagleton

"Man is homo religiosus, by 'nature' religious:
as much as he needs food to eat or air to breathe, he needs a faith for living." - Will Herberg

"People of faith believe for the same reason a person holds to any worldview - it makes sense of a wider range of our deepest experiences. The view that religion is ultimately grounded in fear is just as much an article of "faith" as any. And less cogent, for it fails to consider the possibility that faith appeals not to our weaknesses but to our strengths, that believers believe not because their fears are soothed but because, like hearing a great piece of music, they have been awakened, emboldened, "surprised by joy." - Stanley R. Moore



Faith is defined as:

A set of principles or beliefs.

The body of dogma of a religion.

Loyalty to an individual or thing; allegiance.

Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

Strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.

Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to an individual honored and beloved; loyalty.

Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of an individual, idea, or thing.

The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will .

Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.

The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the basis of the manifest truth of what is uttered; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any category, especially in regard to important moral truth.

The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the individual and work of Jesus, which affects the character and life, and makes an individual a true Christian.

In general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true (Phil. 1:27; 2 Thess. 2:13). Its primary idea is trust. A thing is true, and therefore worthy of trust. It admits of many degrees up to full assurance of faith, in accordance with the evidence on which it rests. Faith is the result of teaching (Rom. 10:14-17).
A moral act, as it proceeds from a renewed will, and a renewed will is necessary to believing assent to the truth of God (1 Cor. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:4). Faith, therefore, has its seat in the moral part of our nature fully as much as in the intellectual. The mind must first be enlightened by divine teaching (John 6:44; Acts 13:48; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 1:17, 18) before it can discern the things of the spirit.

"The leap of faith is really a very ordinary operation. We take it every time we fall in love, expect kindness from someone in return for a good deed, impulsively sacrifice some little piece of our self-interest. After all, you cannot prove the existence of truth, beauty, goodness and decency; you cannot prove the dignity of being human, or your obligation to treat people fairly. You take a gamble on the existence of these inestimable things. For that reason, when you lay scientific, logical and empirical siege to the leap of faith at the core of the religious impulse, you are not just attacking faith in God: You are attacking the act of faith itself, faith in anything that can't be proved. But it just so happens that the qualities that make life rich, joyful and humane cannot be proved." - Lee Siegel


Knowledge is an essential element in all faith, and is
sometimes spoken of as an equivalent to faith (John 10:38; 1 John 2:3).



Faith is not the stupid credulity of an awestruck ignorance.

Faith is the consciousness and the confident of love.

Faith is the cry of reason, which persists in denying the absurd, even in the presence of the unknown.

Faith is a sentiment necessary to the soul, just as breathing is to life; it is the dignity of courage, and the reality of enthusiasm.

Faith does not consist of the affirmation of this symbol or that, but of a genuine and constant aspiration towards the truths which are all veiled by symbolisms.

Faith being the aspiration to the unknown, the object of faith is absolutely and necessarily this one thing - mystery. In order to formulate its aspirations, faith is forced to borrow aspirations and images from the known.

Eliphas Levi



Maimonides (Rambam)13 principles of faith

God's unity
God's eternity
The existence of God
The resurrection of the dead
The coming of the Jewish Messiah
Revelation through God's prophets
God's spirituality and incorporeality
Reward of good and retribution of evil
God's foreknowledge of human actions
God alone is to be the object of worship
God's law given on Mount Sinai to Moses
The preeminence of Moses among the prophets
The immutability of the Torah as God's Law


Orthodox Judaism adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws first canonized in the Talmudic texts and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim. Orthodox Judaism is characterized by belief that the Torah and its laws are Divine, were transmitted by God to Moses, are eternal, and are unalterable; belief that there is also an oral law in Judaism, which contains the authoritative interpretation of the written Torah's legal sections, and is also Divine by virtue of having been transmitted in some form by God to Moses along with the Written Law, as embodied in the Talmud, Midrash, and innumerable related texts, all intrinsically and inherently entwined with the written law of the Torah; belief that God has made an exclusive, unbreakable covenant with the Children of Israel to be governed by the Torah; adherence to Halakha, or Jewish law, including acceptance of codes, mainly the Shulchan Aruch, as authoritative practical guidance in application of both the written and oral laws, as well as acceptance of halakha-following Rabbis as authoritative interpreters and judges of Jewish law; belief in Jewish eschatology. Orthodox beliefs may be most found in their adherence to the thirteen Jewish principles of faith as stated by the Rambam (Maimonides).

People of "faith" who assume they know the Will of God are of course naive unless they understand the Will of God is already known as God's Laws.



three persuasion domains

passive persuasion methods

Formal Statements

Declarations
Public Speeches
Signed public statements
Withdrawal of allegiance
Letters of opposition or support
Declarations of indictment and intention


Communications

Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
Banners, posters, and displayed communications
Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
Newspapers and journals
Records, radio, and television
Skywriting and earthwriting


Representations

Deputations
Mock awards
Group lobbying
Picketing
Mock elections


Symbolic Public Acts

Symbolic displays
Symbolic reclamations
Change signs, names and symbols
Create signs, names and symbols
Deliver symbolic objects
Prayer and worship
Protest disrobings


Applying Pressure

Vigils
Singing
Taunting officials
Humorous skits and pranks
Performances of plays and music


Public Assemblies

Processions

Marches
Parades
Pilgrimages
Motorcades
Religious processions


Honor the Dead

Mock funerals
Political mourning
Demonstrative funerals
Homage at burial places


Event specific withdrawal or renunciation

Sit-in
Teach-ins
Walk-outs
Silence
Renouncing honors
Turning one’s back
Protest planning meetings
Assemblies of protest or support


Noncooperation

Private Inaction

Selective social boycott
Lysistratic nonaction
Excommunication
Ostracism of individual
Personal noncooperation


Public Withdrawal

Collective disappearance
Boycott of social affairs
Social disobedience
Withdrawal from social institutions
Suspension of social and sports activities
Protest emigration (hijrat)
"Flight" of workers
Student strike
Stay home
Sanctuary


Methods of Economic Noncooperation

Purchasers

Boycott by groups of purchasers
Withholding payment
Selective patronage
Refusing to purchase
Nonconsumption of boycotted goods


Workers

Dumping
Protest strike
Refusal of impressed labor


Merchants


Lockout
Policy of austerity
Refusal to let or sell property
Refusal of industrial assistance
Boycott by groups of producers; suppliers; traders;


Money Lenders

Withdrawal of bank deposits
Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
Refusal to pay debts or interest
Severance of funds and credit
Revenue refusal
Refusal of a legal tender


Governments

Embargo
Blacklisting of traders
Deliberate inefficiency
Stalling and obstruction
Quasi-legal evasions and delays
Blocking of lines of command and information


Citizens

Mutiny
Overload systems
Preclusive purchasing
Defiance of blockades
Reluctant and slow compliance
Refuse to meet or disperse
Nonviolent land seizure
Engage in popular nonobedience
Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
Design and build dual sovereignty through parallel government
Boycott elections, legislative bodies, departments, agencies,



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