It took me a while to get that believe it or not :) But why is it like that and do we have to accept it? JV has a good explanation of the process, especially that bit about treating silly (perhaps "arbitrary" is a nicer word) divisions as if they were truly meaningful. Sometimes we do this to bond as people, and sometimes it seems we do it to fight... But why do we (myself included) want to fight in the first place? Answer this question and i think we will fix all problems...
But what about more complex situations like "life as a whole"? Here we see prior experience through the lens of our beliefs, prompting the emotional responses of fear or attraction... A reactionary mind, incapable of planning or reflection... Is there a responsive mind, not dependent on planning or reflection? Underneath the changing sea of beliefs, lies belief itself, which is what animates...
Sorry, also to answer your question directly beliefs do only occur in minds i agree. But is the mind capable of producing anything but beliefs? Even fear can be translated to the belief that "this-will-harm" or "this-must-avoid" etc... To put it another way, what is the mind empty of beliefs?
Your blog is everywhere that you blog, even if its someone else's blog :) i guess that means i have a blog too...
Do you find that correcting delusions/illusions/superstitions causes you to find more of them in yourself?
There is nowhere else. There is nowhere else? So mind only... What animates/moves/drives/motivates/directs it - mind - then? Or is it unanimated/unmoved/undriven/unmotivated/undirected?
Honestly now, are you afraid of boredom? i know i am... You would make a good lawyer by the way :)
We stop telling children about Santa because we aim to rid them of their delusions? Just kidding :) If you only get rid of a delusion, then the problem will always resurface. How do we get rid of all delusion?
These "beliefs" are what animate us yes? Even Atheists have beliefs, i'm sure it has been said... So only mind animates you? Have you asked yourself what animates your mind? If mind animates mind then its turtles all the way down, so not that then. Of course i have nothing to show you, but wherever you are what you can see is fascinating enough :)
Also, how much is accomplished in friendship without trust? :)
So we focus inward on the singularity? What if boredom is the creation of that singularity? Can we use our boredom to understand boredom, its cause(s), our escapes, etc? What if all this thinking is both an escape from boredom and the cause of boredom?
Belief is beyond mind no? If it is from mind, then it is "a belief". Shame for those that have to speak out, if they do not want to fight. By feeling compelled to defend (or attack) a label, they are drawn into battle. So "a belief" - in the sanctity of a label in this case - brings harm. But without belief there is no spirit :) Without sanctity there is no humanity :)