I heard a definition of belief as being “whatever you put your weight on to move forward.” For an elderly or disabled person that might be a walker or a cane. For someone who is injured, it’s perhaps a crutch. We believe these items will bear our weight and enable us to progress in the way we want to go. If we didn’t believe they could hold our weight—whether that was true or not—we’d be stuck where we are. Too afraid to trust the walking aid, we’d sit paralyzed and depend on the world to come to us.
It’s the same with our spiritual and mental life. If we don’t believe something, we will not take any action on it. But all of us depend on something to get us out of bed in the morning, make plans, earn money, and live our lives. We all put our weight on someone or something.