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December 9
  
  Faith is an excitement and an
enthusiasm, a state of intellectual
magnificence which we must not
squander on our way through life.

George Sand

  

Today's Meditation:

I was always taught when I was young that faith is a mysterious, unknown element of our lives that depended upon us trusting in a mysterious, unknowable deity in the exact same ways that other people trusted in it.  I've since come to know, though, that faith is a personal issue, and that each of us has a faith that is completely unique, and that it's my choice completely as to where I place that faith, be it in God, in people--even, as some people do, in money or my work.  There are some things that we have faith in that inevitably fail us, of course, such as money, but it's still my choice to put my faith where I want.

When we find the true faith that allows us to continue doing what we're doing with complete trust that it will serve a valuable purpose for ourselves and others, life takes on a different light.  When I allow faith to be an important part of my life, I'm really saying "yes" to life and to the concept of living, for I know then that it is all worthwhile, and it deserves my full cooperation and effort.  And really, that's what faith is:  an acceptance of the idea that there is a much better picture than we're aware of, and a willingness to contribute to that picture, even if we never shall see the finished product ourselves.

Because I've always had trust issues, I've often not been able to live my faith, to have faith in my faith, if you will.  And the times in my life when I've had little faith have been by far the darkest.  But when I do trust, when I do live by my faith, then my life brightens because so much of the burden of everything is taken off my back, for I know that in the bigger picture, much of what I carry around as burden simply isn't all that important.

Living in faith truly is a wonderful experience.  And I'm not talking about another person's idea of faith--I'm talking about the faith in ourselves to allow our faith to extend in the directions that our spirits tell us are true and loving and honorable.  Faith allows us to be, and there really is no other goal that's more important than that.

Questions to consider:

Why do so many people want us to adopt their versions of faith?  If they need others to adopt theirs, then is what they have really faith?

How much of faith is related to letting go?

How might we expand our faith by strengthening our trust, be it in ourselves, others in our lives, or our God?

For further thought:

To have faith where you cannot see; to be willing
to work on in the dark; to be conscious of the fact
that, so long as you strive for the best, there are
better things on the way, this in itself is success.

Katherine Logan

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