Believing is Hypocritical
July 6, 2017
Believing is not knowing, but has merits even though…
Believing is hypothetical, and can do damage to the brain that thinks! Spending life trying to figure out someone else’s words to live by today is, well antithetical to self reliant, common sense reasoning. It is certainly living the memories written in a book by someone we’ll never know except from each’s individual perception? It’s enough of a problem living day to day in the current illusion let alone living someone else’s long ago life that we never truly knew. Stuck and attached to that which you don’t know for sure is tantamount to dreaming of the ‘love of your life’ who may likely never come, and if so, time may demonstrate it to be an illusion.
Believing is usually hypocritical to ‘feet on the ground’ common sense. We have options when lost, to believe which way is the right way to reach a destination, or to use instinct’s, or better yet by taking the time to analyze from the best options available. That option would include finding the best source of objective, credible information who by all rational appearances knows the way. In the end, it comes down to your clear perception meeting the best answer.
You will die. The question is will you continue to exist out of the body with it’s mind and heart accumulations? Some religions say you will go to one of two places for eternity. The two places are heaven or hell. Others believe it’s dust to dust, and nothing survives. Most don’t know, and accept the technique of believing, which of course by definition always includes doubt. Ironically, believers tend to ignore that they don’t know, instead accepting ‘belief’ as knowing or displacing all thoughts as irrelevant until they seep in causing cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive Dissonance, which In the field of psychology, is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person’s performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals, and values. The rock of belief has no eyes, ears, or use of any faculties but what it is married to. No light penetrates a rock. F. Scott Fitzgerald said …”Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” I say genius also is being deep into your heart with a clear mind free of all programming. It’s free and sometimes, the best things in life are free!