posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 09:53 PM
You were on to s/thing here. It's a shame that no one could either understand, or just didn't care to even TRY to understand why they may think or
behave the way they do.
Beliefs are more restrictive in nature. If a physicist working on proving his theory applies one small part of belief w/out the proof of a formula
and w/out accepting outside evidence, the experiment is sure to fail. Yet, at the same time, it is those 'instincts' - which to some would
constitute a "belief" - that enable quantum physics to grow into what we think we know, now.
For example, lets use the movie National Treasure. Generations of lives were spent in search of a belief; Albeit, a belief that had plenty of
'signs'. Still - the acting father of Nicholas Cage seemed to understand that you can find plenty of *proof* when you choose to believe that
everything that seems to be related, in fact, IS!
It's quite easy to fall into that little 'trap', and a little harder to get out of it.
Now, being ambiguous, to me, seems like the way of life in Yoga. It is the ability to be flexible - not only in body, but in mind. Being more
flexible in mind would enable you to accept more willingly that what you thought you knew was actually the opposite of what you understood it to be.
It could be s/thing as trivial as "we are not the only intelligent species on the planet" - or, it could be life-altering - "there really is no
Do you see the pros of being flexible? lol
Everything has survived, via evolution/mutation and only to the extent of their flexibility to change. Beliefs only 'help' a person to grow towards
what they ~believe~ to be the 'right' path.
The real challenge comes when you start questioning the reasons why you, yourself, feel you need to 'believe' in s/thing.