faith | [feyth] | noun
- Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea
- Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
- Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
synonyms: belief, certainty, confidence, hope, trust, truth
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. – Confucius
When was the last time you looked into your own eyes? Here, you can learn a lesson about faith, which has two main pre-requisites: The first is acceptance. The second is trust. Referring to the definition of faith: Are you trust-worthy? Are you loyal to your practices and your relationships?
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.– Edith Hamilton
Faith rises from confidence and loyalty to yourself. This is a practice. Some days you may struggle with the eyes gazing back from the mirror. With your practice, you will learn to love those eyes, (everyday) and this is where all amazing relationships will begin.
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; faith is above them, not against them. – Blaise Pascal
Once you have faith in yourself; your values, strengths and abilities, you’ll recognize your capacity to create the world that you live in. You create your reality and everyone in it. And if you give what is good, you’ll receive good in return.
The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.– Napoleon Hill
There are two opposing forces: love and fear.
- fosters impatience, judgement, distrust and jealousy.
- stems from a lack of faith in yourself.
- fosters growth, confidence, success and happiness.
- and faith grow interchangeably – like a twisting vine. There is no logical proof or evidence that this exists. It is a simple knowing. It’s a trust that you create the reality that you dream of.. the reality that you need.
So, with this I’ll share a story of a defining moment of my life… It happened this week, a few years ago. It was in the high Nevada desert, where conditions are extreme, I found myself in a severe dust storm. Riding my bike through 60mph winds in a complete whiteout, I wondered “How many people in the world would relish this moment?…” I recognized that the average person would freeze in fear. Donning goggles and gloves and trusting my feet as I rode with the strong, capable people in my camp, I had absolute faith in our abilities, leading to our safe return. I was fortunate enough to recognize the single-most defining experience of my life; it was my own epiphany of faith.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.– Muhammad Ali
Philosophy In Action
This week: take a few minutes to look at yourself in the mirror. Look past your eyes and see into yourself. Do you have faith that you touch the world with integrity? Remember that the reason we go to class in a mirrored room is so that we have time to face ourselves. See yourself and your potential for growth. Faith can be nurtured.
Regarding this life, remember: This Is Only A Test.
Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra
This week, begin sentences with this phrase, as often as you can: "I have faith that..."
Color Your World
The color Baja Blue can help open the mind to higher concepts and ideas. Surround yourself with the color. Wear it, carry it, see it often.
The color pulsating from the brow chakra (which is very similar to Baja Blue) is considered to be "divine." It allows you to see past what is material - and shift to a higher realm of consciousness.
Do you believe that you are sure-footed? "Belief is passive, Faith is active." Be sure to practice foot exercises DAILY – whether or not you make it to the gym. Toe taps and heel raises while you brush your teeth in the morning is a great way to begin the day.