What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires—desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.
I not only can’t argue against Russell’s observation, I must plead guilty to it. I am far too receptive to facts and opinions that support my views and far too reluctant to bid farewell to those views when presented with evidence that they were not as airtight as I had believed and hoped.
Many of us cling ferociously to our worldview because our very identity—how we think, act, and relate to others—is built on the foundation of how we think the world works.
Once someone is sure that the way in which he or she sees the world is the way things are, then he or she perceives any differences of opinion as threatening. This results in a rigid approach to life in which all differences must be discounted, disparaged, or destroyed.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Those who stridently proclaim that their way is the right and only way are most in need of introspection and least likely to pursue it.
Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.
Dale E. Turner
You live more consciously as soon as you recognize that your perception of reality is uniquely yours, that the world you live in has a population of one.
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
Fulton J. Sheen
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
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• my Introduction
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.