PA belief attachment is an attachment to a belief beyond the point it has become relevant, useful, valid, or in some way beneficial. This results in a loss of the ability to perceive reality, a loss of the ability to perceive consciousness, or a loss of awareness or understanding of what is going on around you. A belief attachment can often lead to a distorted perspective of reality. This is becvause a belief is produced by the brain itself and doesn't come from the perception of either direct (current) experience or consciousness, which is truth. A belief comes from either past experience or imagination and is formed out of memory.
The role of beliefs in thinking.
A belief is an idea, a theory, a notion or concept which helps you understand or become aware of soemthing which is relative to you. It can help you to understand what is going on in the world, understand other people, how the system works or something personal such as how to do something or achieve something.
The source of beliefs
the smallest unit of a belief is a thought and this thought can be developed into an idea, a concept, an entire theory or a system which usually relates to interaction, some form of actviity or both. Beliefs can come from just about any source, from your own imagination or experience, from your perception and observations of what is going on around you, or they can come from other people.
A belief which comes from other people can be either adopted personally by you, or in some cases 'stolen' or it can be imposed, for example as a result of social conditioning, through education, or as a result of your upbringing and childhood. Some people, for example, believe that beliefs you acquired from your mother tend to relate to how you perceive yourself, and those you acquired from your father influence how you perceive others and the world around you.
The root cause of conflicts and issues
Usually the root cause of any social issues or conflict involving people with a healthy functioning brain is a belief attachment which comes with a distorted perception of reality. One such example is when it comes to money, which many people believe is something which is real, finite and tangible. But there is no such thing as money in reality. Money is a unit of measurement, an arbitrary value system based on a social consensus that money is necessary to facilitate a system of barter of goods, products, services, labour, time, and skills which is a social construct and manmade. Yet many people believe money is something real which is why they ask the question "Where is the money going to come from?"
Belief attachments and mental illness
Belief attachments can and do impair brain functioning usually when they are formed out of a traumatic experience, event or process. The brain is a complex, electromagnetic quantum organ for processing energy and consciousness through perception, sensory input, experience and conscious thinking. It shares with water a transformative ability when it comes to energy, which is why the braid is encased in fluid and semi fluid itself. Thinking patterns can influence the shape and functioning of the brain and traumatic experiences in life can cause mental illness, anxiety disorders and depression. Impairment of the brain is very real and recovery from mental illness (including anxiety disorders and depression) takes a longer period than physical health because it is a case of mind over matter.
It's also important to understand that mental illness can often impair cognitive fuunctioning ability, which can further impair the ability to change certain beliefs or distort perception. This is why the element of freedom of choice is greatly reduced in such conditions as depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. Telling someone who has depression or an anxiety disorder to 'get over it' or dismissing their condition as an irrational feeling is a bit like demanding that someone with mobility issues grow wings and learn to fly. Recovery from any mental illness including depression and anxiety disorders is automatic but requires experience, emotional support and time.
Belief attachments are personal
Beliefs are based on language and are developed in the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain, that part of the brain which sees you as individual and separate from everything else. This is why when someone attacks your beliecfs you can feel that you are being personally attacked. This is even more the case when someone is functioning on the basis of a belief attachment and they are characterized generally as being very defensive about that belief attachment.