Defining The Rules and Structures of Beliefs
When we think of beliefs we tend to think about something that is actual, something that exists and has properties such as minerals or organic material.
Beliefs are time based they exist in the present but are representations of memory not of the moment.
Beliefs are contextual and are limited by the contextual constraints surrounding them.
Beliefs are truisms but not the truth.
Beliefs are generalisations of experience and can be formed from one time learning experience “the dog bit me, all dogs are bad”.
Beliefs are meaning based, that is their meaning is derived from experience and experiences. This means that the experience is derivative of the actual event and is not the event itself.
Experience goes through transform based rules that are subjective in deriving both the meaning to an event and the belief/s associated with it.
The transform based rules are the rules and processes by which an event or set of events are operated upon at an unconscious level by which a user will develop a belief about events and themselves. These transforms are rules to be found.
Beliefs can scale across from beliefs about capability to identity. The transforms and rules for these are individual and based upon a priori.
The rules for the transform of beliefs are what create the ‘type’ or ‘logical type and level of beliefs’.
Beliefs affect other beliefs and the forming of new beliefs – their effect is not proportional to the level of experience but to the level of other beliefs that support the learning.
Beliefs are feed forward filters. They do not take into account experience as it happens, but distort the experience through the transform of experience into the expectation of the experience.
Beliefs work along a continuum, from absolute uncertainty to absolute certainty. Absolute certainty is bound by the contextual constraints and environmental conditions that are operational only a the time of occurring experience. Anything outside of this time frame is deemed to be a belief about something and not direct experience or knowledge i.e.: I am walking is not a belief but a statement of an experience in real time, I can walk is a belief about a defined context in which the person has or can foresee themselves operating in a particular manner consistent with their internal representations and meaning for what ‘walk’ means and is for them.
Beliefs are evaluations about performance from past experience.
Beliefs cluster around each other.
Beliefs come in clusters.
Beliefs are digital representations of an analogue process. They are nominalisations of process.
Beliefs are a linguistic transform from experience.
Beliefs can only be created from a dissociated state.
Beliefs are iconic representations of experience, but not the experience.
There is an experience of believing that is at a different logical level and type to the experience the belief is about.
Beliefs are about experience and not the experience itself.
Beliefs are only created in humans not animals.
Values are what drive experience and what we pay attention to.
Values are beliefs.
Belief clusters form the values.
Values have belief clusters that surround them.