Friday, February 12, 2010

Invisible Beliefs

Broader and deeper we must write our annals, from an ethical reformation, from an influx of the ever new, ever sanative conscience. If we would truly express our central and wide-related nature instead of this old chronology of selfishness and pride to which we have too long lent our eyes.

Already that day exists for us, but the path of science and letters is not the way into nature. The idiot, the Indian, the child, and the unschooled farmer’s boy, stand nearer to the light by which nature is to be read, than the dissector or the antiquary.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1842 essay, History, explains the difference that exists between what we are taught to believe and the beliefs that innately exist. Some of our beliefs come from our thoughts, some come from our family and friends, and others come with us at birth. We don't recognize all of our beliefs. Some beliefs are deeply rooted in our conscious mind, but other beliefs hide in the creases of the ego.

Beliefs float through a vibrating stream in a region of consciousness. Beliefs are shared using that stream. We create hybrid beliefs using associations and influences that are attached to the beliefs of others. They become part of our invisible belief group.

Invisible beliefs are incorporated in our core belief structure at different times. They help form our individual reality as we move through time. Invisible beliefs are in a constant state of motion. They always manifest in some way, but the time and place of that manifestation is hidden from our conscious mind by the ego.

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