Your mind uses your beliefs to create your personal view of the real world. Wherever you are, its your beliefs that have gotten you there.
Children, have beliefs impressed on them that are quotable, but not necessarily livable. For instance…
· “Chocolate milk comes from brown cows.”
· “If you swallow a seed, a plant will grow inside you.”
· “If you swallow chewing gum it will stay in your stomach for 7 years.”
· “Ice cream vans only play music when they’ve run out of ice cream.”
We can be attracted to a belief because of its sheer beauty. Some beliefs are attractive because they appear to unify rather than divide or include, rather than marginalize. For instance:
“It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you are sincere and don’t hurt anyone.”
“Its all relative.”
Those are attractive, much quoted beliefs, but are they livable?