The First Law of Belief

Like the Law of Feeling the First Law of Belief operates in a time bubble.

In case you haven't read about time bubbles in the Law of Feeling, here's a short description of a time bubble:

During a certain time period, which has a beginning and an end, thoughts, circumstances and events come together. As a result of those thoughts, circumstances and events coming together, we make a decision to move or do something, or maybe even to do nothing. After the time period, things have changed. Our thoughts may be different, our circumstances may be different, the events may be different.

But the decision that we make is based on that particular time-bound combination of thoughts, circumstances and events.

Next idea...

A belief is an idea, a proposition if you prefer, that we hold to be true.

The trouble is that "truth" can be a little elusive. (Though it is rumoured that it's out there... somewhere). The reason why is mainly twofold:

  1. Truth is a perception.

    A point of view seen (perceived) by the individual, and individuals differ from one another.

    What is true for one person is not true for another.
  2. Truth is seldom absolute.

    Try testing it for yourself.

    • Is the sky blue?

      Are there occasions when it is not blue?

    • Is it wrong to kill someone?

      Are there any exceptions when killing someone is justified or the right thing to do?

    • Is water wet?

      Ever touched a piece of ice at -10 Celcius?

    We seldom deal with absolute truths.

    More often than not we deal with probabilities of truth.

What it all means for our beliefs is that they are frequently in a state of uncertainty and even conflict.

Now, having said that, there are some beliefs that we hold to be consistently more true than others. These are our more deep seated beliefs.

And finally, at last, we are ready for the First Law of Belief:

We always act in accordance with our predominant beliefs at that particular time.

Now here's the reminder:

  1. The First Law of Belief operates in a time bubble.
  2. Truth is a perception.
  3. More often than not we deal with probabilities of truth.

 


 

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