If you wanted to live your life in a particular way, you would want to choose a world view that would create the perfect foundation for that type of life, the life of your choosing.
World view is a particular interpretation of life, creation, power, choice, freedom. Of other people, of nature. Of what is important and what isn't. Depending on the world view, only certain actions and certain things can be present. It's like a stage in a play: you can't put there stuff that doesn't belong.
Religion is a world view.
When I did my own looking to answer the question, I saw that I came from a "religion" of materialism, which means that there is no soul, there is no spirit, there is no meaning. But there are principles.
Then I went in search of the religion of my ancestors, Judaism, and spent a year in a yeshiva 1 to see if I'd want to choose Judaism as my world view. For a year I did everything a religious Jew would do.
My principle is that the only way to decide if something is right or wrong for you is to try.
Luckily some things can be tried in the imagination.
Judaism wasn't right for me. The idea of a possessive, control freak god did not work with me: in fact most of my principles, I was proud of, conflicted with Judaism. Like the principle: Life first, everything only second. Like religion can only be second.
I have tested a lot of world views, Zen, Create with your thoughts (yeah, that's a religion!), Law of Attraction (yeah, this is also a religion), Kabbalah, Numerology, Astrology, and more...
World Views serve one purpose: to create a sense of control over the uncontrollable, unpredictable, chaotic reality.
No world view is accurate. If you want to stop hoping for a second, you'll see that YOUR world view has holes, controversies, uncertainties, unpredictabilities.
You blame it on yourself: your faith is not strong enough, your desire is not strong enough, your thinking is not focused enough... but it is all B.S.
Sorry to burst your bubble.
The happiest people are guided by two principles:
- If it is to be, it is up to me
- Whatever works.
- It's not personal, i.e. nothing ever happened TO YOU
The second is not so clear... because it doesn't look like a world view. There is no certainty built into it. There is no god, angels, or anything of the sort.
The second principle asks you to use your faculties to decide if a move, a tool, an idea is going to work for you, or not.
The fact that it works for others is not important. You are unique, and you have no idea what the people for whom it worked did, thought, felt, what was their beingness, their attitude, etc.
The fact that something worked for others isn't at all relevant for you... Or not really.
Of course there are exceptions: once a world record is broken, lots of people are able to break it in a short time... the limitation was a myth.
And personal exceptions: once you take an action that you thought you could not... you can take it again and again.
If you pay attention: what causes these breakthroughs was to go past an imaginary limitation are actions, not voodoo.
Accepting that as the truth is one of the concepts that work.
The moment you truly accept it, you become free of the lure of charlatans, frauds, fakes, that sell snake oil to soothe your anguish.
Charlatans that claim that you can change your beliefs with energy from them... and charge you an arm and a leg for the favor of doing it for you. Courses like the Unlimited Abundance, are taking advantage of your magical thinking, your lack of willingness to take responsibility for your actions.
If you took the time to look at the testimonials, all of them say the same thing: I did something and it worked. Was that from the course, or the energies? Yes and no. The course may have worked as the example I gave above, the breaking of the sports record... a glimpse that anyone can do it.
But a glimpse that doesn't bring about an action that is new, that is going for it, will be an insight: and an insight is a dime a dozen. Really.
...and action belongs to the daring, not to the cowards.
If your world view is primarily such, that you are waiting for something to happen to you, that you are waiting for someone to hand something to you... you are the 99% of humanity, the 99% that is unhappy, unfulfilled, waiting to die.
The world view I teach features you as the hero: where your life, the quality of your life only depends on you.
Of course, I help you become the kind of person who will
- love yourself 2
- be energetically free to soar 3
- have the energy to act 4
- be present, see the big picture, so the action is an effective action 5
...so you can take actions that go someplace, that cause fulfillment, that will ultimately make your life worth living.
Instead of vegetating...
PS: In my quest to develop a world view that can take me to my goal: become a human being, fully awakening and using the human being capacities embedded in our genes, I am using all my readings, all my movies and Netflix series to take on habits, principles, that can further me in my quest.
My newest hero is Genghis Khan... I am blown away by him. I want to be like him when I grow up...