By holding on to an inflexible, unliving, petrified Belief the Box (your psychological Survival Strategy) creates rigidity. Rigidity seems fine to the Box, because the Box (along with your Gremlin) are dedicated to keeping things the same so the outcome can be controlled so that you can survive. Merely continue surviving... that is the goal of the Box.
Imagine seeing an army of marching of soldiers. What drives these (mostly men... but more and more these days, including women who are trying to conquer the patriarchy by joining the army...) to march in rows to the follow the commands of a 'superior' officer? It is a Belief.
As you were born and enter whichever culture and age you were born into, you start of not knowing. Yet your survival depends on adapting to and being accepted by your caretakers. The best way to relate to them (the only obvious solution to the problem...) is to melt into and take on their assumptions, expectations, explanations, language, habits, style, and yes, their Beliefs.
You simply start copying the script as you encounter it as a way to interact with the world.
The result is that much of what you hold as 'an accurate and appropriate interpretation of the world' is believed to be true, but may not be. Without having the power to choose about it you end up absorbing Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware (S.H.I.T.) which in the modern world in thoughtware from a capitalist patriarchal empire.
As a baby and up through childhood, the strategy of being a chameleon with your surroundings works well. As you reach 18 years old, this may no longer be true.
By approximately 18 years of age, you have built (often by 'accident' and with the help of 'coincidence'... which is E.C.C.O. at work...) enough Matrix to hold the Consciousness (which shows up as Responsibility - because Responsibility is applied Consciousness... Responsibility is Consciousness in action...) to be Responsible for starting over at zero and under the auspices of your own Authority, make your own choices about what is true, what is useful, and what is the best way to live in the world.
Effectively taking Radical Responsibility for Belief in yourself involves very different approaches than effectively taking Radical Responsibility for Belief in another person, in a group of people that you are a member of (such as a department in a company, or a family), in a group of people that you are not a member of (such as an invading army, Mormon or Christian missionaries, or a corporate salesperson) , or in an organization as a whole (whether you are a member or not).
Disbelief is still belief.
Disbelief is believing that a Belief is not valid, or not true.
See if you are holding on to Disbelief with as much rigidity as you have been holding on to Belief.
How To Be In The World Without Beliefs
Living In Flow
Detecting the state of Rigidity or Defendedness gives you the chance to name it, put the Poop On The Table instead of sweeping under the carpet. This can bring back fluidity in 5 Bodies again.
"Results don’t care about our explanation. We need a useful explanation if we’re going to improve, but denying the results doesn’t change the results.
"Beliefs are powerful. They’re personal. They can have a significant impact on the way we engage with ourselves and others. But results are universal and concrete, and no matter how much we’d like them to go away, there they are.
"We each still need a narrative and we still need our individual outlook. But over the last century, we’ve had to make more and more room for the systems that create results. Our shared reality demands it."