This I Believe

Terry - Streator, Illinois
Entered on February 5, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50

I believe that belief is the background of life, of all our lives, and that it shapes the future of our planet.

Have you ever asked yourself “why are there so many different types of people on this planet?” Why so many different cultures, so many faiths. All of them claim to be right and true, as do we the people of these beliefs.

You see belief is the engine of our existence. It is what makes us go, and what keeps us going. So many beliefs, and they are all right! Every one of them is correct and right – for those who hold their belief close to their heart will create it in their reality. It doesn’t matter what we believe. Whatever we believe becomes the reality of our life.

For centuries Man did not venture too far out to sea because the world was flat, and now we routinely fly “around” our world.

We believe that there is no God, and that the universe and all its mysteries can be solved like so many mathematical problems, and we also believe that there is a loving, living God and that we are watched over by angels on high.

We believe that people are basically good, until they succumb to the influence of evil, and we believe that people are naturally bad, and they need to be saved by God above.

We believe that man is superior to woman, and white is superior to black. We believe Rap music is violent and sexual, and classical music is boring. We believe that America is the strongest and best country in the world. We believe that Primitive cultures must be helped, and converted to modern faiths and beliefs.

Are these thoughts true? They are for those who believe, and they are not for those who have a different thought.

Perhaps, it is time in our evolution to choose to believe that there is no “right” and no “wrong”. We can believe that what is true for us may not be true for another, and that our way may not be the only way.

We must choose our beliefs; we must not allow them to be thrust upon us. It is a Universal truth that thoughts become things.

Choose your thoughts very carefully and deliberately. Your life and the lives of those around you will be determined by your choices.