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There's a Lie in All BeLIEfs

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I caught myself believing England can win the World Cup…

I started my exploration of personal development and study of human behaviour twenty years ago, in 1998, and came across the understanding described by Syd Banks as The Three Principles in 2003 (although the label of 3Ps came later.) Looking back, since then I can see how I have entertained various beliefs, many of which have totally contradicted each other.

Like many others, I’ve also gone through the whole evangelical stage of ‘seeing’ something and believing it to be the ONLY thing we need to know, (although aggressive private messages to people disagreeing with me or looking in a different direction, has never been my particular flavour of evangelism.)

I have seen ‘we are all one,’ ‘we are all love,’ ‘none of us exist,’ yada yada yada… a whole bunch of other stuff too.

But then, I’ve also seen big friggin monsters growing out of my walls coming to attack me.

I’ve seen the beauty of the heavens in the sky, wondered if I am there already, and contemplated hitting the ground off the top of tall buildings, like a watermelon. I’ve seen the nature of all that personal thinking, and have, too, felt like I have touched something beyond the energy of Thought.

Many times. For many years.

Over the last twenty years I’ve had many beliefs, and over the last few years I’ve held on to very few of them.

Understanding the nature of beliefs, including ‘we are not separate’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits is the greatest love song ever,’ has, in effect, liberated me from behaving in an evangelical ‘come join my cult and have the same beliefs as us’ way of suggesting anyone else should or will at some point see things the same as me.

It seems to me that comments like ‘We are xyz, you’ll see it one day’ are about as presumptuous as anyone can get. Preaching a way of seeing the world, and suggesting other views have you be less loving or human has been the basis for all religious wars.

Whatever your beliefs, your proliferation of them as truth above all others can never be an agent for unity, only division, albeit you may pick up some disciples along the way.

Really understanding the nature of the human experience, the nature of beliefs, really seeing how made up even our most compelling, deeply ‘held’ beliefs and ways of seeing are, that just may help us all live together in harmony.

A very simple understanding and embracing of the nature of our experience and differences, without needing to replace one conceptual idea with another.

Although Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits really is the greatest love song ever, and this really IS the only Truth you need to know. Give it a listen, you'll feel it too one day...😜

At least that’s how it looks to me.

After 20 twenty years.

In twenty minutes, who knows...

Come on England! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿