My technique is don’t believe anything. – Terrence McKenna
I am a walking contradiction. I believe in god. I don’t believe in god. I believe in fate; then I don’t. I collect possibilities and entertain them, live in them, try them on and test them out, but I rarely entrench them as belief.
I am a paradox. I don’t believe in anything; I believe in nothing. Or maybe not.
I often end my arguments with this phrase, “or maybe not.”
Am I undercutting myself, my vision, my purpose, by believing little and indulging lots? No way. I experiment in detachment, skepticism, and an open mind. A beginner’s mind. I know nothing about everything.
I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color–something which exists before all forms and colors appear… No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea. – Shunryu Suzuki
Now there is at least one thing I believe–open up to nothing, and embrace each moment with love and flow.
Or maybe not.