Belief systems

Belief systems are constitutive elements of our I- or identity-consciousness. The identity sustains itself by having opinions, beliefs, and views about someone or something, by judging people and events or by believing in someone or something. Our (usually unconscious) beliefs determine the success or failure of our enterprises. Since our fundamental beliefs sustain our I-consciousness and with it the meaning we give to our lives, we are generally unwilling to question them.