The Voice of Belief
“Belief is readiness to act as if something were the case.
It is the same thing as trust in our reliance on something.
Sometimes our beliefs emerge into consciousness as a feelable attitude toward what is represented in an accompanying thought.
But by no means always! Our bodies have many beliefs, and some beliefs seem to live in our social environment.
However, our beliefs never fail to condition our actions in relevant circumstances.
We always live up to our beliefs, and cannot help it.
They constitute the rails upon which our lives run.
Which is why they are so necessary to Human Solidarity and why
Divergence or Belief is so Threatening.
They can be disastrous and often are.”
– Dallas Willard
Composition By: Kay Lynn Gabaldon
In memory of my beloved mentor, Dr. Dallas Willard – Theologian, Philosopher
“Beliefs constitute the rails upon which our lives run.”