Understanding Belief

A belief is a claim that is accepted as true, which then becomes a rule of action. 

A claim not acted on is not believed. Belief requires that the claim becomes a rule of action. Not becoming a rule of action is sufficient proof that the claim is not really believed. 

It is amazing how many people get this wrong. Have you ever heard someone say that what you believe doesn’t matter? They could not be more wrong. 

Beliefs govern all your intentional actions. All you do is based on what you believe, whether conscious of this belief or not. 

Unconscious beliefs are called assumptions. But assumptions are still "accepted as true" and have become "a rule of action." They are still beliefs and they still matter, maybe even more so because they are unconscious beliefs;

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