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Winter Issue 2016 Sneak Peek: Believe it or Not

by Elva Carri

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By Elva Carri

Growing up in a religious family (I’m a Baha’i) I learned pretty early on in life that I was going to have to repeatedly justify my decision to believe certain things. I was going to be told that I was indoctrinated. The truth is, I assess and reassess everything I believe I know and everything I choose to believe almost constantly. Because part of what my faith taught me was to investigate truth independently. To me, being open-minded is a process that takes practice, a lack of ego or at least an awareness of its effects, and must forever be in motion.

Decisions Are Great

While I constantly reassess basically everything, I believe in the importance of making decisions or choices. In my experience, we should learn not just from theory, but also from action. In the process of being open-minded, it may not be helpful to always live as if you can be sure of nothing. Deciding on something allows you to act on that decision or within that reality, explore it, assess it and then if necessary, change your mind. Decisions are like looking out a window and guessing it may be warm or cold outside, versus opening the door and
knowing for certain.

This is an excerpt from our Winter 2016 issue. Read the rest of the article by subscribing soon so we can post you a copy or by picking up a magazine from one of our lovely stockists all over Ireland. Tell them we say hi!

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