We talk about Belief Windows sometimes in my family, mostly because my dad wrote a book with that title in it somewhere a zillion years ago. I’d like to say I read the book, but I didn’t. I’m a bad daughter.
But, as I understand it, it’s just a way of defining how we view the world. We put on our lenses of our own beliefs, and look at the world through the lenses. It’s the idea that we all define our own reality, because we bring to our own reality our own sets of beliefs and experiences. The idea is that we can change our belief windows, and thus change our realities, our attitudes, our actions, our life path, whatever.
Basically, I think it’s just a nice way of saying that we are all kidding ourselves. And nobody kids herself more than a mother about her own children. (more…)