If Things We Believe In Exist, Then Things We Don’t Believe In Must Not Exist

Do you “believe” in Democracy? Do you “believe” in religion? Do you “believe” in “evolution?” Do you “believe” in “climate change?” What happens when we “believe” in anything? It becomes “real” right? It comes into being, or into existence for us. There appears to be a slight flaw in this operating logic.

Due to the nature of thought and the law of opposites, this sort of modus operandi also has an inverse implication/effect:
What is subtly implied in all statements of this nature is that if we don’t believe in something, then it doesn’t exist, and this implication is what’s just down-right deadly.

What makes the whole act of “believing” so utterly and effectively deadly is that it actually has the effect of “limiting our true sight”, or “limiting our ability to perceive”, or “see.” Once we “believe” in something then we “know.” When we “know” we cease “looking.” The act of reduced “looking” is in effect a reduction in total “awareness.”

So when we “know something” all rational and logical investigative actions related to that “something” then cease. And when all rational and logical investigative actions cease, then we’re no longer able to “perceive” or “acknowledge” the fact of what actually is occurring, or “unfolding” in the present moment.
Hence the “living within”, or “living inside”, or “through” knowledge greatly impairs our ability to “see truth”, and having an impaired ability to see truth is like a blind person running around in a room full of knives-you’re bound to run into trouble sooner or later, and it’s probably more like “sooner” than “later.”

For example:

An inability to see or acknowledge facts is detrimental as is evidenced by the way in which some people are dealing with, or not dealing with the pandemic. And it’s only made worse by the extremely, hyper-polarized, contradictory, and conflict — laden environment and atmosphere where we’re starting to see a break-down in the fabric of what holds a “functioning” society together — trust.

People will say “I don’t believe in the virus”, or “I don’t think the virus is real”, or “I don’t believe the virus is as bad as they say it is” where the sub text, or implied meaning is “if I don’t believe in it then it doesn’t exist”, or “the virus only exists according to my beliefs about it.”
Therefore, the existence or non-existence of the virus is wholly dependent upon me, upon what I “believe” or “think” about it, and so the virus is therefore mainly a fabrication of human thought.
So what’s wrong with this picture?

Someone then who goes through life and operates according to this “belief” has blocked themselves from discovering truth related to the virus.

This could take the form of say, a new scientific discovery that the coronavirus is 1000x’s more transmissible under water(this is just a fabrication for this example! I just made it up!), but because they choose not to “believe”, or “trust” the information, they then go swimming in the community pool with the other “non-believers/non-trusters”, and they all then dramatically increase their chances of contracting the virus.

So what has the belief done? The belief served as a “limiting” force or agent by preventing the on-boarding of new, potentially factual life saving information. So in essence…having “beliefs” blinds us to “facts.”

What is it I ask that may be at the root of all this mental illness?

Might our unwillingness to accept and acknowledge the “fact of what is” have anything to do with the continual production and presence of desire and fear?

If we encounter any facts that interfere in any way with the obtainment of whatever the object of our desire is…be it money, success, the escape from any form of pain, suffering, and even death, we literally just don’t acknowledge it, and therefore are unable to literally “see” it.
Hence, we wind up living our lives with our heads in the sand.

So the moral of this story is that the fatal flaw in our logic is that things that we don’t believe in really can and do exist and likely pose great danger!

Is any of this true?

Please look to see if you can see what is being pointed to for yourself. Observe like a scientist, impartially. If you’re partial to something other than what it is you’re observing while you’re observing, then you’re probably not really observing, and if you’re not observing then you have no chance of “seeing” and then really changing.

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