Say you don’t believe in something.
Not, you don’t BELIEVE something — like your buddy thought Dark of the Moon was a good movie (pssst…it wasn’t) — but that you don’t believe IN something, like God or evolution or ghosts or meat-eating or spontaneous combustion or Pluto.
Can you choose to believe in it? I mean, is belief a function of years of conditioning — environment and genetics molding your heart and brain into one certain believe system? Or can you REALLY wake up one day and just BELIEVE — for the long term too, not just like for a weekend or something because there’s some hot religious orgy going on and you’ve got nothing better to do because your elephant drag race was cancelled.
People have been reborn and have had awakenings and all that, so maybe — like my health insurance — if there’s a life changing event (birth, death, bad case of indigestion) then I guess you’re allowed to change your mind.
Sometimes during the day I’ll hear about something that I don’t believe in, and I ask myself — what would that be like to believe that? And basically, in order to do that, all those little dissenting voices in my head would have to shut up. They’re all screaming, “HEY! That’s a load of BS! It goes against everything you…um…believe! There’s no way the universe exists like that!” So for me to just switch, then all those voices would have to go away, because it’s not the same to simply ignore them. I’m not talking about going along with something, I’m talking BELIEVE something heart and soul.
I believe I’m done now.