I wonder sometimes if the reason I can accept my beliefs is because of just how much the physical world around me is tied into it. The whole system of time and cause and effect and I'm trying to explain something that brings me peace is so old! I'm usually very smithy with words, but this just makes a sense to me that I have no idea how to explain. For example I have no ability to filter out noises around me. It is chaotic and exhausting to hear. Currently, I hear two wall clocks ticking, the AC unit, the high pitch of the cable box, the even higher pitch of the Wi-Fi router, traffic from down the street, an airplane, music from something, and so on... and centering is my focus
My time in ritual or meditation calms me down. I wish everyone could feel as calm and safe as it makes me feel.