..Dawn McGrail..

What I Believe

My basic metaphysical assumption would be to assume nothing.

I believe that anything is possible. I believe in God. I believe in science. I believe in creation and I believe in evolution. I believe in everything and I believe in nothing. I think, therefore I am. I believe, therefore it is. I believe in good and I believe in evil. I believe in the free will to choose between them, and in the intelligence to know the difference. I also believe this is one of the most difficult questions I have ever been asked. How can I prove the existence of God or explain why I believe in Him? I just know that I do.

I cannot prove to a blind man that the sky is blue and the grass is green if his whole life he has believed the sky to be orange and the grass purple. His perception of the world is going to be different than mine yet it is no less real. His truths may not be my truths but that does not mean either one of us is wrong. We just perceive life differently.

This is one of the areas I have struggled with, because if I believe in God then how is it possible to believe in other truths, for the bible teaches that Christ is the way, the truth and the light, and no man shall enter the kingdom of heaven except through him. He is the only way, the only truth and the only light. Therefore, if I am to follow biblical teachings, must I, in all consciousness denounce my belief in all other concepts?

I believe in tolerance and acceptance, in doing unto others as I would have done unto me. I hold true the many moral and ethical principles set forth in the Christian bible even though I may or may not believe in the concept of only one true way. I feel there are many unknown elements in our universe, other dimensions, or perhaps just different levels of consciousness, where many of these unanswered questions will be reveled once we have elevated our thinking patterns to such a state as to be able to comprehend the infinite wisdom man was designed to acquire. I believe all things are relative and every action causes a reaction.

Predestination or the luck of the draw, the choices we make, and the paths we take bring us to where we are meant to be. As long as we can learn and grow from our experiences, and affect our surroundings in a positive way, we will have fulfilled our purpose. Whether through scientific, divine, or just plain old karmic involvement, the decisions we make today affect what happens in our world tomorrow.

In the words of Kahlil Gibran: "Say not 'I have found the truth,' but rather say 'I have found a truth.' Say not, 'I have found the path of the soul,' say rather, 'I have met the soul walking upon my path.' For the soul walks upon all paths."

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