Thinking About Faith

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Faith is a muscle, I was told recently,
You have to use it to strengthen it.
Ok, so how? I began thinking…
It’s easy to have faith
when you’re hitting every green light,
when you manage to slip into
the shortest line at the grocery store,
and everything seems to be going your way.
But how about when you’re stuck in traffic,
you have no choice but to wait in a long line,
and it seems like nothing is going your way?
Can you have faith then?
Can you believe that all of this
was meant to be…for YOUR benefit?
Because it isn’t faith when it’s easy,
it’s faith when it’s difficult,
when you can’t see the path ahead
but you leap anyway,
when you can’t see the reasons
for everything being as it is
but you trust anyway.
We have a lot of work to do
in order to cultivate such faith,
but imagine the rewards of such work:
being able to relax in this moment,
certain that you have what you need
to grow into the highest version of yourself.
Let me have faith
that my faith is just as it should be.
Let me trust, let me breathe,
let me relax into this moment,
deeply grateful for what is to come.

6 responses »

  1. Lovingly crossing out the last two words, Lorien, in my own life of countless dead ends, has been gradually disarming suffering. Emphasis on “lovingly” and “gradually”. Thank you for your wonderful ponderings sustaining all our journeys, my blessed friend! 🌼💖 Leon

    • Thank you friend, I feel the love and the meaning behind your words is potent and profound. Thanks for taking the time to remind me that there is a gratitude that exists prior to hope or expectation for a certain outcome. ❤️🙏🏻🌈✨

  2. This is deeply powerful – some one in the past mentioned the following lines: “If faith is what you have to go on, if faith is the link between your beliefs and the world at large, your beliefs are very likely to be wrong. Beliefs can be right or wrong. If you believe you can fly, that belief is only true if indeed you can fly. Somebody who thinks he can fly, and is wrong about it, will eventually discover there’s a problem with his view of the world.”

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