I should preface this by saying this isn’t a post about religion.
There is no scientific proof that God exists, just the same way that there is no proof of ghosts, aliens, psychic abilities, tarot cards, and whatever else that’s described as paranormal.
People believe these things because they want to believe. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are stupid, and if they would just look at facts, they might be more open to a conclusion that goes against their original beliefs. As skeptic Michael Shermer states, “Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons.”
I believed in all of that stuff when I was younger because I wanted to. I wanted to believe that there was some supreme being responsible for everything. I also wanted to believe that I could be abducted and anally probed by aliens while I was sleeping. Not sure why, but it at least it kept me on my toes.
For me, there is no reason to believe in God. His existence is quite silly. Just the same way that being haunted by a ghost is silly, if you really think about it.
All I’m saying is, question everything. You’ll be pleasantly surprised what you discover.
Getting overwhelmed with the clutter in your mind? It can be a challenge to collect your ideas into a productive day. Here are a few simple steps to organize your thoughts into a workable format:
Minimize distractions to focus. Do this alone, if needed.
Decide upon your medium. Use paper and pencil or try recording on the wordpad of your computer. Use a writing utensil or device that is easy to erase. You will be changing your mind and rearranging your thoughts.
Record all of your thoughts. Be thorough. Just write in a manner that you’ll later understand. Use a single word or phrase. Empty your mind completely.
Take a break. Take an hour to do something totally unrelated to the task at hand. Take a shower, cook a meal or go for a walk until you are refreshed. Try to keep from thinking of your thoughts.
Return to your notes. Group like thoughts together.
Put an “A” next to all thoughts on a particular subject.
Put a “B” next to those on another subject, etc.
Use whatever system works for you, but keep it simple.
Be mentally flexible and creative with unusual groupings.
Rewrite the like thoughts together. Put each group on a separate page to deal with one subject at a time.
Select the page with the fewest items. Organize these items chronologically or in the easiest way to accomplish them.
Repeat the process. Select the next page and organize your thoughts on another subject.
Practice this exercise regularly. Eventually, you’ll be able to organize your thoughts without recording them.