Can you put your finger on the difference between thinking and believing? I know when I think about this I don't believe that I instantly have an answer that would satisfy my reasoning.
The difference is all-important. Thinking about something can be benign but to believe something is to have a strong conviction in its truth.
Thinking can happen on its own.
Believing has the company of force, feeling, and action.
How we get from awareness to thinking and then to believing might be different for all of us. And it may happen in different ways at different times and in different situations.
How do you think you cross from a thought to a belief? or should I ask, how do you believe you cross from a thought to a belief?
Answer this question for yourself and you have a roadmap to your personal growth and fulfilment.