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Today’s Question by the reader : John

Author: Paulo Coelho

Hello, Do you see a difference between knowing something and believing something?

Dear John,
there is a difference.
Knowning means that you perceive something only with the eye of the mind, that you can understand “how” something works. It’s basically rational.
Believing in the other hand is to perceive something with the heart, with your intuition and not being preocupied with demonstrating it’s true or not. Belief is then a leap of faith, the taking of a risk, the acceptance of the mystery.
Of course, many turn their beliefs into marble and this can cause a lot of misery.
But I think that if one beliefs with humility and temperance, then belief is the road leads to the core of life.

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