conversation with an atheist that resulted in a ✨ stream of spiritual consciousness ✨


i try to learn thru every moment no matter how seemingly trivial. in this conversation channeled some unexpected cool insight from source/my self truth/soul (my beliefs grew as i considered answers to their questions) thot id share:

atheist:

So, is your definition of faith "pretending to believe"?

me:

i guess it would be the opposite of pretending, only "believing" what your heart tells you to be your individual self truth – that i am alive, i feel right when i respect and treat other alive things well, etc. so i have "faith" in "god" thru myself and all life

atheist:

Okay… so it's "belief based on emotion"? Or "intuition"? I rarely believe important things based on emotion or intuition. How do you do it? Like, just… ignore rational thoughts and focus on the feelings? I'm honestly not sure how it works. (Ignoring reason is how I remained a christian for decades. But maybe I was doing it wrong).

me:

a mix of ignoring rational thots and not i guess. a belief based on soul per se. like for ex, a barefoot homeless person asked me for some shoes a few weeks ago. my brain only understands emotion so far as positive or negative chemical reactions. my soul feels emotions. my brain wants to optimize use of limited resources. but to live my truth, i have to follow my heart to defy my logical brain sometimes. such as sacrificing my 1 pair of tennis shoes on my feet for this girl. bc im not rich whatsoever but i have a job and dont live on the streets. and regardless of that she needed them and the universe brought us together for a reason bc my heart told me it was the right thing to do. which then manifested in a short but meaningful conversation and her gratitude in tears that unexpectedly helped me restore some faith in humanity/ sanctity of life that i didnt know how much i needed. i guess in essence i worship love. i thanked a formless god/higher power for that sacred moment of love. my brain speaks the language of logic. my soul speaks the language of paradoxes that give color to a mechanical logical worldview. balance is key to truth i grew up christian and never bought into it. then last year i had something like what ppl call a “spiritual awakening” … which my brain urged me to dismiss but i couldnt stifle the curiosity as hard as i tried … so i gave faith a chance … and the “spiritual awakening”s kept happening more frequently and intensely and i just felt better and more alive and started to discern what my passions are and how to listen to my soul and determine my self truth … i dont have a typical organized faith … some pocahontas colors of the wind type shit i guess lmfao but not even that exactly … i think faith is 100% individual and cant be taught only discovered. for me it all started w a simple binary flip in perspective from nah spirituality is a stupid insult to my intelligence to – ok fine ill entertain the idea that my mind is limited and shit might be connected/has deeper meaning. ultimately ill never be able to know for sure if it does or not and thats what makes it beautiful to me. it always bothers me when i cant understand something but something about the idea that life itself defies logic brings me great peace im a super literal logical computer person this does not come naturally to me … until one day it suddenly did . i thank the universe god buddha flowers air and random person on the street for that change that has given my life an invincible beauty no matter how bad things get submitted by /u/syvsovers [link] [comments]

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