Since 2014, I have developed 3 concepts: the 7 Belief systems, Needs-Wants-Beliefs to which I later added Awakening, and Faith-Beliefs-Willpower. The diagram below integrates them into a bigger picture, a.k.a. a conceptual framework. These concepts also connect to ancient (religious) beliefs, like Sumerian beliefs and Zoroastrianism.
The natural – horizontal – order in Life appears to be (i) Needs (all life forms looking for food, shelter, water, etc.), (ii) Wants (species using tools), and (iii) Beliefs (humans only).
My diagram also features a vertical order that connects the Universe to Earth’s Nature, including (human) Life. The linking pin between both is the soul. According to ancient Sumerian beliefs and subsequent religious beliefs, the soul (a.k.a. breeze, breath) is a divine human component that marks life (first breath) and death (last breath). While alive, the soul can “travel” during our sleep (my 2017 blog).
Without Faith and Willpower, our Beliefs may be nothing more than thoughts. Willpower is required to execute beliefs into deeds. Willpower is usually short-lived without faith (a.k.a. conviction) in our beliefs. I think, feel and believe that our faith is powered by our soul.
The 7 Belief systems are often applicable as our beliefs (ie, thoughts) explain our behaviour (ie, words and deeds). Similarly, extreme behaviour (eg, suicide terrorism) reveals extreme beliefs (eg, Philosophy, Politics, Religion). The feeding of such extreme beliefs – through fake news, hoaxes and so on – may also prevent the final stage of human societies: Awakening.
Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise