Tag Archives: belief

Do You Really Need That Thought?

    We hold many of our beliefs to be sacred simply as compensation for being in a state of mental fragmentation. I am a kind and tolerant person. Why would one need that thought? Many people are good, benevolent, and kind without ever needing to define themselves that way. We hold a strong belief […]


The Anatomy of Belief

The word belief originates with the Old English word leof, which means “to hold dear.” The Encarta World English Dictionary defines it as “acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional or spiritual sense of certainty.” But we only develop beliefs about certain things. There are many aspects […]

Liquid Belief

As we deepen our practice of relaxing, waiting, and not knowing, we start to experience our points of view as if they were a variety of costumes. We dress ourselves up for play, like a child putting on a cowboy hat or a nurse’s outfit. And then we take the costume off again. Most translucents […]

Could You Let it Go?

This is a practice from my latest book: “Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “Insight Practices.” When caught up in a strong belief, Needing to be liked, to be right about something. Or stuck in a strong emotion, ask yourself, “Could I, just could I, let it go?” Could you […]