We’re probably programmed to need evidence before we’ll believe something. That’s the “benefit” of a Western education.
But is life really like that?
For many things, especially where we have some influence over the outcome, we may be more likely to discover the evidence if we have the belief.
If we believe something is possible, we might develop enough momentum to make it happen. If we don’t believe it’s possible, well, we probably won’t make it happen.
So maybe belief sometimes comes before evidence. Maybe you’ll see it when you believe it.
What’s your first thought about the day when you get up in the morning? Are you succeeding or failing?
If belief comes before evidence, your choice could be kind of important.