Friday, 1 August 2014

How Your Belief Creates a Blueprint for Life

by: Wee Dilts


Introduction


The walls for your life blue print are strengthened with your believe in a power greater then yourself. You could liken the walls of a house to your beliefs. If you believe than your walls are strong.


Spiritual beliefs give us strength as lathe and plaster gives strength to the walls of a house. A brick or stucco house is like a strong belief in a power greater than our selves.


We trust our exterior walls to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. It doesn’t matter if your walls are cedar, stucco, brick or vinyl. Likewise, It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in something.


In AA newcomers are told to come to believe in a power greater than them selves, even a door knob. In order to stay sober they must come to believe.


So in building your blueprint for life you must always believe in something to create strong walls for your house.


Whatever your religion or faith creating a strong wall of faith will serve you well.


Belief makes us strong and helps us to control how we live.


Eleanor Roosevelt , “I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave this way anymore.”


Webster defines believe as holding an opinion. You have opinions right? Then you have the makings of belief and faith.


Webster also defines believe as to accept something as true, genuine or real so you surely have that much belief.


You probably have a belief but haven’t taken the time to define it. You may be a member of an organized religion. You can design a blue print for living no matter your religion or faith. It only requires you believe in something.


Examine:


Take a look at your own faith. What do you believe? Do you believe there is a power greater than you? If not try faking it for a week; absolutely trusting that if you fail, the Universe will keep on being the Universe.


G. K. Chesterton, “Faith Means believing the unbelievable.”


Let me ask you, if you passed away tomorrow, would the world stop? If you answer no, you have faith. There is something beyond you. So that is enough faith for you to start building the walls for your blueprint for living.


Now you can put in the rebar, lathe and plaster, add insulation and get ready for wiring.


You’ll add exterior stucco, brick, wood or vinyl.


Your faith provides you with the walls to protect you from the outside elements.


Consider:


Success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.


Illustration of Plato's definition of knowledge

Illustration of Plato’s definition of knowledge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Belief is a building block of conscious thought. Just as mortar and brick are the building blocks for your exterior walls.


Belief is a habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing. Do you believe the sun will rise tomorrow morning? Then you have faith.


Faith is base on the reality of some being or phenomenon based on examination of evidence.


If you didn’t belief you could hit a golf ball down the fairway you wouldn’t swing. Well with my golf swing, this might be a poor example.


Faith is certitude even where there is no evidence or proof.


Decide:


The relationship between belief and knowledge is subtle. People distinguish between what they know and what they believe. They consider both to be true.


Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge and belief. Knowledge can be thought of as justified belief. Belief is knowledge if the belief is true. And if the believer has justification for believing.


A false belief is not considered knowledge. A truth that nobody believes is not knowledge.


Beliefs are assumptions we make about ourselves, others and the world. And about how we expect things to be. How we think things really are.


Author Unknown, “Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.”


Summary:


What ever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.


In building your blueprint for life you must have faith. As demonstrated above, you already have faith of some sort and that’s enough to start building the walls of your new life.


Walt Disney, “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”


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