Belief

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. – Bhagavad Gita

I probably don’t spend enough time thinking about what I believe. When confronted with the question — What do you believe about ___________? – I usually stumble with an inadequate answer. Later on, I find myself wishing I’d given my answer more thought or been more articulate.

Belief, to me, means a whole lot more than thinking. I may think something, but believing raises it to a new level. So when I read the above quote it  gave me pause. What do I believe? Amazingly, when I asked myself that question I felt my heart stimulated, not my head. Maybe that’s as good as a distinction as I can come up with – you think with your head, you believe with your heart. You have a greater investment in your beliefs than in your thoughts.

So my friends, I find myself this morning meditating on the question “what do I believe.” Hoping it will tell me who I am. I hope you find time to do the same, and I bet if you do your answer will come from your heart.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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