Does Belief Limits Experience?

Do not believe the Truth... ;-) 


1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another.
2. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, principle, proposition, idea, actuality, or validity of something.
3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
4. Religious faith.

Let me get this clear, there is nothing wrong with belief or believing. In fact, it's part of who we are as human beings. Believing, like conceptualizing and imagining, is a potent implement in our arsenal of cognitive tools. However, neither believing nor conceptualizing nor imagining nor any of the other implements in our arsenal of cognitive tools can cause experiencing  who we are, even though all of them are essential for a human life to function and work.

So, does belief limits experience? When you believe that something is possible, wouldn't you think that it is possible? And when you experience something, wouldn't you think that it is real?

But here's the thing, when you experience something, you want to make it mean something. Even when you're reading this essay, you want to make it mean something. Well, there you go...

We try to make everything mean something.

We even try to figure out formula for living successfully. But the truth about it is, there is no truth. The truth believed is a lie.

You don't believe in a screwdriver. If you need one, you pick one up and you use it. And if it breaks you get another one.

Back to business. Does believe limits experience? To keep it simple, I'm going to distinguish experience from believe. To make this distinction I need to be clear about what it isn't about. It isn't about to be right, or to be good. Nor this isn't about to be true. To be sure, it's a good idea to distinguish that which you experience to be right, good, and true from that which you believe to be right, good, and true. It's actually a great distinction to make. It's just not what this conversation is about.

Do not believe anything you hear in here!

Why?  Because my point of view is that there is no truth, which is also a belief. Truth is an experience and should never be believed. So you have to know the difference. You have to be able to tell them apart. You have to be willing to separate that which you experience from that which you believe. Just take a minute and a deep breath, because when you start noticing the difference, you also will notice for having them glommed together in the past. And that had a huge impact on your life and on others' lives.

Because your truth is different from mine, and that is WONDERFUL. The reason why there is conflict and war is because people start believing their truth...

And when you start believing it, you start living it... And when you start living it, it becomes your reality, your view, your world...

And by the time when you see the world around you as real, you kind of forget that it started with an experience.

Your experience!

But that is really hard to realize when you are on top of your world. 

About the Author

Joeban Machiel - Life Enthusiast. Possibilizer. Coach.

With today's stand of more than 1 million views and thousands subscribers I want to leave you here with an experience, rather than to merely impart new information. Don’t just take it as value what you read, test it out and see if it works for you. In any case, even the truth, when believed, is made up. You must experience the truth, not believe it.

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