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Belief and Faith
Choice Awareness has the experiences of thousand of hours of BELIEF being the corner stone of what makes people realize their aspirations or not. With our own experiences of it and those of our colleagues, clients, family and friends, it constitutes a significant body of evidence.
Because of this, we are sharing here some new perspectives about belief and faith that has helped many people. We make a distinction between belief and faith with the former being tied to the physical realm directly addressable by the individual (you), and the latter directly tied to the spiritual realm less quickly and indirectly accessible by you.
We understand that these two words are highly sensitive, important, very susceptible to interpretation. We realize that individuals, various groups, societies and cultures have and still fight over these words.
We are only interested in opening up possibility and expanding the already deeply inherent properties of the words.
Our primary objective is to "Release the Power of Choice" assessing belief to produce faith.
We think belief and faith possess similar characteristics in the way individuals (you and your connections) perceive them, which for some are actually interchangeable in language and understanding.
Our objective is to separate the two for you to provide our clarity and new awareness about their power - real and tangible.
It may be possible the spiritual and the physical planes actually exchange and connect - it has been our experience they do.
It is also probable that harmony exists at unprecedented levels among the two planes (i.e. the photo on the right depicts this harmonic relationship). We believe this experientially, but have yet to prove it factually. We find proving this unnecessary.
We honor both belief and faith and see the connection between them. We originally saw belief being the action portion of faith. But not today. More in a minute...
(Special Distinction Note)
For some of us, we speak little in our current society of beliefs because we connect belief and faith as one, choosing instead to speak of core values, stands, missions, purposes, and other ideas, rather than mention beliefs/faiths for fear we maybe perceived as being religious and/or somehow out of the main stream.
Not many today want to be perceived as pounding the pulpit/podium, except of course clergy and politicians. Secularism, political correctness, and worldliness (i.e. feel free to increase this short-named list) will produce such concerns. Occasionally their proponents will attempt to dampen our voices, usually with intimidation connected directly to fear - history is wrought with such occurrences. Yet, there is no reason to be concerned about our beliefs or faiths, and every reason to widen and strengthen them. Unless of course, you are guided by fear of them - we suggest you let that go (e.g. fear is a normal human emotion with some associated healthy aspects - survival and flight from real impending danger).
Here too in this special note, we will leave faith when connected to religion, as a selection and practice of the individual, guaranteed and protected within various changing limits, by our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, as a deeply personal and private matter. This includes the selection of such, the participation, and any related activities. We leave this topic to you and your higher power, as it should be.
We know the important choices and actions of prayer, solitude, participation, and meditation re-enforce our faith. Our own religion says the bird can only fly with his two wings: 1) one wing represents faith; and 2) the other wing represents reason. We concur with this idea.
However, faith for us keeps expanding, even when unconnected to a religion: we know and have experienced faith to be limitless in every capacity. We refer to the examples of faith in yourself, faith in your relationships, faith in your skills, faith in your country, ad infinitum. We hope you are perceiving our point. Please read-on.
Belief for us is a beginning of faith; a starting point. The normal definitional usage holds belief as confidence, trust and conviction. We say as a starting point, there are multiple meanings and definitions we give them and these associations are always coupled with specific outcomes.
Belief happens in the mind (i.e. all thoughts are born there), proceeds with our choices, propels us into actions, and completes with the resultant outcome of faith. This is what gets us out of bed in the morning, allows us to live with purpose and meaning, has us participate in all kinds of interests, lets us experience happiness, and has us producing contributions and accomplishments. See our CAM Mission which depicts and supports the ideas of all kinds of things being able to show-up in our lives.
And today, we hold that belief is directly addressable by us any time we desire or want: we can become aware, understand them, and modify them to our needs. Our beliefs drive much of what we do. In many ways for some of us, we have only a surface or casual understanding, and some times for us too, not easily noticeable or touchable. They appear in the background for many, until we become ready to uncover them, understand them, change and adapt them to our needs, and step-up to embrace them fully. Isn't this a wonderfully powerful concept?
We say that belief becomes real and tangible when you define all the characteristics about your belief.
Faith for us is the completion of our belief; the end point. The normal definition of faith is fidelity to one's promise of belief. We say as an ending point, it is where all activities culminate with the delivery of specific outcomes originally defined in belief. Faith is set from the experiences of all the selected our activities. Those activities are the results from choices and actions we take.
We can many times feel the intensity in ourselves, grasp for clearer explanations, share what occurs with intimacy in our connected relationships, all the while pondering the mystery of faith. We know for us, this happens. We leave you your own way to describe faith for yourself.
Realize also too, that faith is usually a primary outcome in our defining of our beliefs (yes, beliefs have outcomes). Much of the time, faith goes unspoken because of our deep acceptance and/or our willing or unwillingness to share. But, you don't need to be quiet about your faith's. In fact, we suggest bringing both the words belief and faith into your language: make clear the definitions for your specific belief system. The knowing and understanding of them will have enriched you and the lives of your connected relationships. The main benefit will be increased awareness, understanding, alignment, acceptance and participation.
We say that faith becomes real when you experience all that you have created in your choices system: defined your belief clearly, executed the right choices, actions and you have gotten the results that you defined for yourself. Bingo...
If these connect at both physical and spiritual levels - we say all the better for their occurrences!!!
From our experience, belief and faith are what produce the fire-in-the-belly passion that drives us forward. They define who we are, what we do, clearly mark us as distinct and uniquely human.
We are bent toward changing how people perceive them - that's why we spent time providing you our ideas here.
From a company perspective, our focus is choice and the awareness of it.
We believe that all things will come from them.
By way of our reasoning and experiences, belief is the source of our choices, faith is inherently a part of each result. Consequently, we are compelled to address them.
We are committed to teaching you about beliefs, choices, and actions as our concentration: how to interrupt and understand them, create, define and adapt them, experience them, and implement them into your life.
BEST REGARDS and Thanks for considering us.
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