I came across this interesting passage from Steven Harrison’s book “The Question to Life’s Answers”. It made me stop and think about what belief I was becoming attached to in this crazy and distressing pre-election time.
Voters waiting to vote in polling place
“We really don’t need to run the show. The show is being run through us and through every other living thing. That’s a very faith-based perspective, and it relieves us from having the burden of having to believe.
The problem with belief, is that it requires to have a particular set of ideas that is different from all other sets of ideas. It is the creation of distinction that generates belief. It all generates conflict. It is the basis of war, of separation, of all the human horrors that we’ve seen throughout history.
Faith, on the other hand, is the discarding of those beliefs. It is the possibility of peace, health, community, understanding – all things that we aspire to through our beliefs.
We must deconstruct our belief systems in order to return again to the primal awareness of life or feeling of God’s spirit flowing through us.”
Right now the country is being polarized by groups of people clinging to opposing beliefs. Take a moment to consider letting go of how you may be contributing to this conflict.
Instead of holding on to one set of ideas and rejecting others, in order to evolve, we must return to a more essential place of spirit and love.
I hope you will join me in standing for Faith. And also join me in the practice of voting for the candidates who reflect what you stand for.
I’m a pragmatist too.