So, I'm going to say it again. What you know is always more powerful, present and actionable than what you believe.
And some people think of those two things as the same and they're not. Knowledge ... true knowledge ... comes from your experiences, from your choices and what you learn from them. Whereas belief systems are just that, manufactured systems of control telling you you have no choice because there is only one right way. Everything else is wrong. There's only one right way telling you what you should do, have to, can't do.
And people buy into these belief systems because it offers an illusion of control, which is a proxy for safety. And this is the playground of our inner critics that also say there is only one way.That is the space of judgment, not discernment. Judgment ... where we are judging others, judging ourselves. So, everyone in a belief system believes at a cost. They are giving up learning, evolution and growth because they think they already know. And yet, in a space of judgment, they're afraid all the time. and even within their own communities because they judge everyone else and themselves. They know that they are being judged all the time, which means there's no true connection with other people or themselves.
So, I want you to understand that beliefs come at a cost. Your freedom of choice is one of those. Your trust in yourself is one of those. So, separate what you believe from what you actually know. Lean into what you know. That will always serve you.