Before Daybreak...FAITH

Before daybreak…FAITH

At daybreak, sunlight explodes onto the scene…just in time to save us from the darkness. This is how FAITH operates.

Daybreak is synonymous with dawn…referring to the first appearance of sunlight in the morning. Different from dusk where sunlight gradually fades away, at daybreak, light spills forth over the horizon. This may explain why the word, “break”, is only paired with “day” and not “night”. As with our FAITH, when the darkness attempts to “break” us, our FAITH in the ensuing light keeps us hanging on in steadfast expectation.

Faith…is seeing light with your heart… When all your eyes see is darkness.” ~Unknown

When the way forward is well-paved, well-illuminated, or otherwise well-known, your FAITH in the process, path, or person is easy to summon. But, when you’re out on a limb, hunch, or unproven belief, your FAITH may be all you have. So, our practice this week prepares us for those times…or guides us through them today.


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” ~Hebrews 11:1

As you can “see”, FAITH is often paired with the sense of sight. The term, “blind faith” is defined as belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination. Often, this term is used disparagingly to criticize a belief that is unfounded in scientific basis. Others see “blind faith” as a beautiful inner knowing and heart-centered conviction.

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Ultimately, FAITH is nothing you can see or quantify or prove, it is something you simply believe. And therefore, it is the extent of your belief. If it is so strong that it affects your actions and attitudes, it has become FAITH.

Faith is knowing that it will unfold in wonderful way even though you cannot see it from where you are standing.” ~Abraham-Hicks

This week’s FAITH assignment:

  1. Plank with your eyes closed. “See” if the time moves faster for you as you bring FAITH into your plank intention.
  2. Who or what are you faith-ful to…and why?
  3. Has your faith changed over time? Let’s celebrate how it has.
  4. How faithful are you to yourself? (Note: guilt and shame are clear contra-emotional indicators.)
  5. Which areas in your life would you like your faith to serve you more?

Do you want to explore FAITH further? Click here for quotes, mantras, and our willPower dedicated weekly exercise. I also expound upon FAITH here….

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit