Believe? It’s what we’re designed to do.
Posted: July 16, 2011 Filed under: General, LinkedIn, Musings | Tags: energy, miracle, positive energy, pray, prayers, spiritual energy
It can be a contentious issue: religion, God, where have we come from and where do we go to. Differences of opinion can spark arguments and even wars. Now, a review of 40 separate studies across many cultures has shown that humans are predisposed to believe in supreme, all knowing beings and an afterlife.
The review, led by Oxford University in England, lasted three years and concluded that children’s natural instincts was to believe that omnipresent beings existed and for many this continued into adulthood.
Much anecdotal evidence exists for a life other than the one we are experiencing right now but scientific evidence is lacking and the situation is likely to remain that way. However, for me there has always been the case of ‘no smoke without fire’. Why do so many believe in something that cannot be proven?
I’ve always thought that, given two choices over what I believe, the choice of living my life here on earth whilst believing that there are other realms and other worlds is far preferable to living here believing that there is nothing else and this is the only shot I have at this life. I can’t imagine how depressing life would be to think that and how absolutely terrifying the thought of death would be. Whether I’m right or wrong in my beliefs is really not the issue. The issue is the context in which I choose to live this life.
It’s interesting that children seem to have this belief built into them before the process of nurture really starts. One school of thought suggests that we each have a divine spark within us: our spiritual being within this human body. Could it be that children, being so new to this world and untainted to the thoughts of others, are in touch with their divinity in a way which has been lost to us as we grow older? If not, why would we even have such beliefs? Where do they come from if not a universal world that we are a very small part of?
We’ll probably never have an answer that has been proven and replicated in double blind trials. If we did somebody would probably patent it and charge us for our beliefs. So it’s good that we don’t and it’s good that we can choose what makes up our world. Why not make it a good one?
Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer. This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.
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