Transcend the Bonds of Belief – poem by OTL

Transcend the Bonds of Belief


What is “belief”?

What does one “believe”?

Belief:  in what, of what, for what, why?

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The reason, rationale, need for.

What is in the human character, or mind set, or fear of

          That makes humans admit to, cling to, resort to,

          Belief, any belief, in, of, for, etc.?

Is it a blind “want”

Or an infantile “need”?


Belief – a term that captures the non-provable

          Yet holds so many in a locked mindset.


A dictionary definition:

Belief – “mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent”

New World Dictionary

So intertwined with an even more frightening term:

Faith – “complete, unquestioning acceptance of something even in the absence of proof and especially of something not supported by reason”

New World Dictionary


How frightening and abusive to think that

          parents pass these patterns onto their children.

Thus, another generation has the tools to suppress and be suppressed

          and never discover – – Truth.


Belief is the base for one’s choices.

It forms the foundation of all one’s mental movements.


          Self esteem, high or low

          Religious zeal, radical, centered or other directed

          Focus to find and then hold as certain –

                    the answer to the ultimate question of:

                                   “after death” – then what?

Belief a means to assure that your goals are the only right goals,

All other goals of other people, are less in value.

Self serving, suppressive, or liberating – for whom?

Belief a concept used throughout the ages – whether for good or bad.

          It controls

          Even excuses persons

                   From responsibility – personal action.

          Often encourages action

          Even demands submission without question.

No wonder the world is so f##ked up.

Be on guard whenever the words “I believe” are uttered.

They designate:

          One who does not know – really.

          One who is less than truthful.

          One who tries to impose and control.

          One who is lost and grabbing for empty mental constructs

                   to justify meaning.

          One who will lead you astray!

The hopeful sign for humanity is that there are those who


        Transcend the Bonds of Belief.


It is they who have searched, have questioned, have found within

          The Answer

          Liberating the spirit



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A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.     Emerson

Be Still – – – and Know

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