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Belief

About (The Belief Doctor)

Posted 23 September, 2016, 3.10pm

[Note: "About" (The Belief Doctor) was posted on the previous 'beliefdoctor.com' website and is reposted here, for consistency of links.]

My focus and passion as The Belief Doctor?1 is in analysing and improving 'bodies of belief' in all fields of human experience including science, religion, business, management, politics, new-age, health ... life.

I do so by a number of robust, effective means.

But in all my approaches, I apply one overarching rule that will stand the test of time, in all circumstances — that of accepting, and affirming the irreducible paradox of life of part and whole, of individual and community, of "trees and forests."

An example. Recently I was asked what did I think about Buddhism. Without going into too much detail, we need only review the beliefs of Buddhists, from that paradoxical perspective (using the reciprocal test).

Let's take a specific example: that of the ideal of non-attachment. Achieving non-attachment can only be gained by being attached (to some degree) with that outcome. If we're not attached to, or in some way consciously creating or desiring that outcome (of non-attachment) then we would have absolutely no (as in zero) conscious choice, volition or free will in achieving that outcome. We would be "pure" victims to some process or spiritual force that was in control of us. That might suit some, but it's hardly a prescription for effective living.

In the context of the "Paradox Rule", the goal of achieving non-attachment is an oxymoron. It's basically a waste of time (pun intended).

Another (parallel) approach is to work more effectively with time, from a forward-focused creating approach -- primarily, by focusing on what we want, and "letting go" what we don't want.

It is our addictions to the past that causes continual recurrence of old habits, ailments and problems. Fortunately the creative process enables us to move beyond old habits to gain (or regain) health and wellbeing. That is not to suggest we avoid, ignore or deny the past -- the past serves as a platform of stability and order that is crucial to life.

The Theory of One and AllThe art and science of health and wellbeing lies in balancing both past and future ... of balancing both

  • routine and creativity
  • stability and surprise
  • possible and actual
  • knowledge and imagination
  • logic and precognition2
  • individuality and community
  • one and all
  • finite and infinite
  • physical and "pre-physical"3

Project Manage Your ...

Recently I sat in a meeting of people who discussed all sorts of spiritual matters and ideas, including the law of attraction etc.

When discussing the law of attraction, I asked a simple question that caused a fair bit of upset. And it's an obvious question that is often ignored, or avoided when people talk about 'attracting abundance' into their lives.

The question is this: what value are you adding to your community, in order to reasonably expect abundance will be given you?

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Leading God: Raw Individuality

At a dinner party recently I explained that "genuine creativity leads God", in that everyone else (including God1) is genuinely, gob-smackingly surprised by our raw originality.

One woman was deeply shocked and horrified by the idea. She said she completely "shut down" with regards to anything else I had to say. Golly.

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Consider some stuff

I often hear of, or run across people who espouse all sorts of ... well, quite frankly, incoherent, silly ideas and beliefs.

Here's a few ideas that might reset standard thinking.

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Consider some "stuff" of which the entirety of existence is composed. Not physical, not even necessarily spiritual. Let's just call it "stuff", or if you like, "energy" or better yet, "energy-stuff" (in light of Einstein's E=MC2 that matter is energy and vice versa, so "energy-stuff" accounts for both matter and energy).

Now, this "energy-stuff" is, by definition, literally everywhere, in everything, everyone one, every thought, God, Evil ... it's literally everywhere. In fact there is no place it is not. Given its ubiquity, we can say it is "one-energy-stuff"1.

If we want to believe that some spiritual beings or others are not composed of this one-energy-stuff, we need ask of what they are made. Whatever that is, it will ultimately need to be made of said "one-energy-stuff" in that said one-energy-stuff is the ground energy of all existence. No exceptions.

Now it gets interesting.

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Making God small. Not good.

The white-bearded guy in the skyWhile at a social function recently I got chatting with some religious people who started to talk about how we're all 'fallen', sinners in need of saving, and how we're all needing His forgiveness, and so on.

Now, from a systems perspective this all makes no sense.1

So I asked, "if God is infinite, isn't all necessarily WITHIN God? After all," I added, "if we and all else, including evil is not of God, then we're outside and beyond the infinite — and that would make us and evil bigger than God. That would make God small relative to us, and relative to evil."

"Best not do that," I said.

"Think of it this way," I explained "God is infinite ... literally that means "He" has no limits — he's everywhere, and in everything, everyone, every spirit, including Evil. In other words, everything and everyone is of God.  It's His energy that's behind all the muck-ups, and the beautiful wonderful things, and ..."

If all — including Evil — is not God's creation then that means "He" has limits to where His creative energy goes. That makes Him small. Best not do that.

If it's not His energy, then it's someone else's, but that again means He has limits to where His energy goes.2

Pretty straight-forward, I would think, to understand all this.

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