Category Archives: faith

Easy As Breathing

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I want to trust.
I want to have faith.
How do I do it?
I keep trying so hard,
but I end up scared,
feeling alone,
confused,
frustrated,
blocked.
This moment is a new start.
Can you breathe?
Yes.
Ok, so breathe.
Now trust
that as you exhale,
there will be more air
on the other side
of your emptiness.
That’s faith.
Faith is as easy as breathing.

What You’ve Been Waiting For

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Always learning,
and what a privilege.
Teachers everywhere,
never in short supply.
Just look around you;
open your eyes.
Listen, feel,
taste all these gifts,
constant miracles.
Inhale the scent of possibility,
throw your arms open wide
and dance on the edge
of your own becoming.
Look over the edge
into the great abyss of the unknowable;
DIVE IN.
There is nothing to fear!
When you take the big leap
you will fly
or you will land in the arms
of the loving divine.
Either way,
it’s beautiful, it’s perfect,
and it’s what you’ve been waiting for
your whole life.

In My Favor

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What are the chances
I could get good at the relationship
I have with myself
and be kind, gentle,
loving and patient with myself,
the way I always hoped
my husband would be?
What are the chances
I could forgive myself
for all of the times
I was unkind to myself,
criticized myself,
convinced myself
there was something wrong with me?
What are the chances
I could be so intimate with myself
and content with my inner universe
that the outer universe
becomes a clear reflection
of that contentment?
What are the chances
I could get started on this work right away?
What are the chances
I’ve done a lot more of the work
than I’ve ever given myself credit for?
And what if this work
is a lot easier and a lot more natural
than I ever dared to believe it could be?
In this infinite universe of possibility,
I think the odds are in my favor.

More On Faith

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What would it feel like
to surrender myself completely to God?
And how would I go about
surrendering myself so completely?
My faith has alway hit a plateau,
a place where it feels blocked,
inauthentic.
Can I reach a little deeper
and trust in the great unfolding?
I can hear the critics sneer.
They talk about delusion,
laziness, resignation,
a lack of accountability,
a lack of responsibility.
But my faith is not complacency,
and I am not a bystander of my life.
When I press on and press through
my own fears,
faith is a great landscape
that I cannot comprehend
but which dazzles and compels me
to keep moving forward.
Maybe I can cultivate faith
in the part of me
that knows faith will help
bring me through this dark night.
Maybe it’s a doorway to God.
Maybe the surrender has already happened
and like a baby,
I’m just now opening my eyes,
seeing the world
for the very first time.

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.