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Space of What Is

If your beliefs aren’t questioned they‘ll control you even though they don’t truly provide the pleasure they’re being created for. They can’t because the nature of a belief is attachment and attachment is the root of suffering…

At the center of every belief there’s an appointed authority that makes it so. This appointed authority manifest from an inner structure that is created so we can live in a pleasurable way. We believe in everything we have in place because it’s decided (even though it was probably done unconsciously) that beliefs make life better. There’s no other reason to form a belief except for the purpose it will provide pleasure in some way. Look into this very carefully to see how this manifest in your life. God, money, material possessions, love, programs, spirituality, social status, enlightenment, and so on, are all formed to provide a fictitious pleasure based in a belief. If this isn’t questioned the belief will continue its control even though it doesn’t truly provide the pleasure that it’s being created for. It can’t because the nature of any belief is attachment and attachment to anything is suffering.

Many call beliefs faith, but to me they’re basically just a made up story. I haven’t found one iota of usefulness in having faith or believing in something that would truly benefit my life. I live in the space of what is and since there isn’t anything that needs to be different than the way it is right now there’s no benefit in attaching to a belief. True liberation is in the space of not needing anything other than what it is. It doesn’t take any effort or story to be liberated. The reason why so many don’t become liberated is they try to create it by forming a belief about it; if I do this or that, liberation will follow. People worry more about getting to heaven than the here and now and because of this life passes you by while you are here on earth. It doesn’t take a belief to see this, but it will take a mind that’s settled not to make it into one…