In response to a challenge, Challenging ones beliefs. Sibbia made me explore a part of me that I never questioned before…my beliefs. I believe in almost anything that is beautiful, I do not discredit ones beliefs, faith or values. I reflected on my beliefs, things that I may not believe in, using her examples, I tried to find something. Silly as it might sound I believe in a lot of things. Some abstract, conservative, some radical. It was odd as I reflected. So I will respond “Why don’t you believe in…?”
Why don’t you believe in…
God, Mohammed, Christ, Buddha…
Power of the mind, Power of the Soul, The Soul?
Why can’t everything exist? That in itself is narrow minded, proof or no proof.
My theory is, who are we to ask? We are the discoverers of life. We hold no claim to any of these philosophical concepts. We only gave names to things we had before us. We only looked upon and identified things as we made sense of them. But it is we who made the laws we govern.
An example. The Sun. It is a bright and powerful star. It is one of millions in this galaxy, one of billions in this universe, and so on. But is it a star? If we found life somewhere else, another universe, and they told you it was not a star, but something else, would you believe them? Because they said so, would you want proof? That is the fall…we want proof, can’t leave good enough alone. Why can’t we believe in the beautiful. The concepts that are above and beyond us. Why must everything be tainted? Who is the originator, the source? Who defined us?
To me believing is necessary, we live in such sad times. Poverty, Famine, War, Intolerance, Negligence, why can’t we leave room for mystery? I personally have to hide my beliefs in fear of ridicule. Ignorance is to blame, along with fear. I wonder if they are the same? If you have nothing to believe in, what’s the sense of living. Life would be birth and death, black and white. Where is the beauty and mystery in that?
So then, where are the answers? I believe, proof or none, we hold all the answers in our Soul.
In a way it can all be proven, all, every last unimaginable, unattainable, unprovable thing. The Soul and Mind holds and creates some of the most beautiful and vivid answers. Imagination is the key. We create in our minds countless worlds, infinite space. We create a reality. This may sound strange, but when you don’t believe, you cease to be.
To read the full post click here. Worth the read and thought. It is good to challenge ones beliefs, and although I myself did not, I reaffirmed my beliefs and feel ever more strong without proof. Thank You Sibbia!
If we needed proof for all we believed in we would never have faith in anything. There is much out there that cannot be explained but it is there and walks with us. We have only to listen and find it.
What a wonderful post! You may have the heart of a poet but I see prose suits you just as well.
“The Soul and Mind holds and creates some of the most beautiful and vivid answers. Imagination is the key. We create in our minds countless worlds, infinite space. We create a reality.”
I agree with this completely and try to remind myself of it often. I was trying to encourage people to have an open mind with that post. I hoped someone might be encouraged to expand a belief instead of using them to narrowly define the world around them.
You’ve served as a shining example by saying why can’t it all be true? And that you have the answer to any question you thought unproveable, within your own soul.
Thanks so much for responding to my request!
This was a wonderful post, Enreal. Why can’t it all be “true”, indeed? For myself it is true that I hold a very loose grasp on any ‘beliefs’ I have, so as not to stifle myself from new information or experiences that might change, morph or replace those beliefs. I feel positive that the more one grasps tightly and beligerently unto something they ‘believe’, the more fear that is in side of them.
And with you, ‘believing is necessary.” Without faith, I would soon be shipwrecked.
Sending you love and peace today.
Goldenferi…Words of wisdom my friend! Thank you
Sibbia…I want to thank you for opening my eyes!
Grace…You are amazing, I don’t think you realize the amount of support I find in your words, and thank you, I felt your peace and love today. Your a wonderful soul. Many blessings!
There is much that we know, however we can’t prove! Excellent post.
There are many things that can be proven to oneself if one wishes, but too many people are so persuaded they do not exist that they refuse to look. By the converse, there are many true and provable things that some people are in the business of persuading people they do not exist. Muddle through if you can.
As for proving to others, only tell them how to look, and it’s up to them whether to do so.
whig… You are so right, and it is a shame. There are so many beautiful things out there to believe in! Now, you think it is up to us to persuade them (as per your next comment)?
I wouldn’t say persuade, but I would certainly let them know they’re missing something they might quite like, but they should be sure they know what risks they might be taking.
Speaking generally, of course. Some things are no risk at all, and it is just silliness that keeps people in fear.
Do you fear the unknown, Enreal?
I do not fear the unknown… I just have the strongest desire to know. Some times I get frustrated at all the theories I have, I wish I could have a little more knowledge.
You’ll find everything you seek, I expect. It just doesn’t all happen at once.
I suppose I am impatient. Thank you for some reassurance. I guess you must be one of the things sent here to be a reminder…Thanks Whig
What I’ve discovered is that what you are looking for is usually pretty easy to find, as long as you know what it is.
That’s the hard part.