When I happened upon this quotation as I was reading numerous thoughts by R. Buckminster Fuller, I at first skimmed right past this one. But as I gave it more thought, and took it out of the religious context, it was a very interesting exercise to think about the difference between faith and belief.

The difference between faith and belief is an interesting shade of gray. When we are told something from a friend, spouse, child, teacher, boss, political leader, religious leader, we enter a decision moment as to whether or not we believe what is being shared. It gives us cause to potentially contemplate the credibility of the source.

In the course of weighing our opinions as to whether or not we are going to believe what is being told, we ultimately come down to a core personal decision which at that point, becomes faith. Do I have enough faith in what they are telling me to believe what they are saying?

Faith does not exist in a vacuum. As an infant, we first develop faith in our parents to tend to our life support. As we get older and crawl out of the nest metaphorically speaking, we develop faith in teachers and religious leaders, coaches and teammates.

When we are older and more aware of the larger world that we are citizens of, we become aware of politicians on both a local, state and national level. That faith is continually stoked by reinforcement through actions that support the cause for the belief, or lack thereof, which reduces the faith and belief completely.

In either circumstance, the end comes from definitive follow through and execution. When faith is taken at a religious level, in which perhaps some of the immediate signs are more guised through interpretations of things that are happening in your world, a deeper internal strength is called for to maintain the faith.

The two words, faith and belief are beautifully intertwined. I hope your Monday is off to a great start!!??

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is faith much better than belief? Why?

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Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. – R. Buckminster Fuller

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!