Mindfulness · The Human Family

The Need To Believe In Something

There is not a single person on Earth who is not guided by a predominant worldview or ideology.

Why is there such a need among humans to believe something or in something?

The guiding worldview that governed my life from childhood to adulthood was the belief that a supernatural being was responsible for my entire reality, past, present, and future. As a kid, I did not give this particular philosophy any considerable thought. As an adult, however, I grew interested in learning more about what I did, in fact, believe.

I enrolled in university and received five years of formal training to gain a more profound, more contextualized, and systematic understanding of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of various religious traditions. My studies took me around the world, where I had the privilege of sitting and conversing with monks, Imams, rabbis, and other spiritual gurus.

Near the end of my sojourns and formal studies, I found myself still “believing.” But the conclusions I had formed were based on my own experiences and not those handed down to me from my parents and other well-intentioned individuals.

I no longer subscribe to theistic philosophies. Even so, I appreciate the journey of exploring new ideas and the world around me.

There is one philosophy that continues to shape my existence, and that would be LOVE.

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