When it comes to Belief I have a whole new subset. Not something I would desire everyone to understand. Everyone has got their own beliefs and I feel that there is nothing wrong if two persons disaccord their respective beliefs. Beliefs tell you who you are, and what you hold. Beliefs dictate what you are capable of and at what you will always fail. I don’t know how many will concur to this statement but I feel this is some sort of a mental attitude of acceptance towards a proposition. I would like to channelize this view by putting forth the nibble that whatever the belief might be, it should not be digested for the sake of it or because people have been told to believe it. Or only because it’s been practiced since ages.
If beliefs behave like a received truth of a religious nature then they transform their nerve into Dogmas. Steve Jobs justifiably cites: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking". You should live your life as per your beliefs which are subjected to rational examination. If you believe in the long accepted proposition of man then you are wasting your precious time on this planet by trying to ape their life. You inner voice might want something else for you but just because you have given consent to other people's belief you practice, you weave, their ideology. It’s time that we raise our thoughts and gain courage to follow what our heart wants to. My implication to raise ones thoughts out here is to simply try, battle out the nurtured dogmas which are trying to drown your own thoughts. Courage is what is needed for this feat. Belief can no longer be regarded as an innocent error. Once a dogma gets rolling, it's very hard to kill it, since those infected are impossible to reason with. They are so captivated with such dogmas that they almost blank out on their own thoughts.
It's like, the moment you believe in something, “this is it”, you are bringing a certain degree of rigidity into the very life process that you are. Believing also means you have assumed something that you do not know. Therefore I feel belief should be completely rational and a principle capable of proof. Belief is one of the most powerful forces of this world. If you believe in God, God is there for you, if you don't believe then there is no such thing on earth for you. If you believe in God he is there for you in every speck and nook of this infinite universe. You don't have to go hunting for him in any temple as such. Belief is the undisputed master of this Earth, so try working on this area, on this belief of yours. Try freeing your belief from a doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth. Try to disembarrass your belief from an arbitrary dictum.
Anais Nin has wisely cited: “When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.” This is so true. Try questioning the received truth.
Abraham Lincoln adverted: “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”
Superstitious prophecies are only the belief of fools. Stop playing one.