The Heart of Faith
What is faith? The dictionary describes it as an unwavering confidence or trust in something or someone. I read an article recently, and I apologize that I don't remember the details, but it was talking about the phrase, "faith can move mountains". The story was about a village that didn't have access to a hospital because a mountain stood in their way. There was a man who had a wife that had an ongoing illness and he knew that he needed to be able to get a certain kind of medicine for her and that it was on the other side of the mountain. So he set off to make a road going over the mountain and eventually other people in the village began to help. Some might think this is a story of perseverance or a strong will, but what the story talked about was this man's faith. He had such a deep faith that making a road over the mountain was possible and that he was going to be able to do it. I think that it took many years, but it was his faith alone that inspired the help of other people in the village to help and to persevere.
I found this story to be really important. There are so many changes going on and many people struggling and it's an old illusion that having faith is to believe that someone or something is going to come along and save you. I don't believe this is faith. Faith is believing that change will come and that you will know what to do to create this change. Believing that you have the tools to create the change you need. Trusting that you are enough and that the universe is here to support you. Having faith that you are a part of something much larger that supports truth, justice, abundance and joy.
I actually have never thought about my faith until lately. I'm actually just discovering what an unwavering faith I have when it comes to trusting that goodness will prevail. I know it sounds cliche, but my faith in the universe and standing in one's own truth and the power of love has been the underlying current, the river or stream so to speak that has directed the flow of my life. It has moved metaphorical mountains in my life and helped me get to where I wanted to go. It may have taken years, just like with the man from the village, but my life is closer to being what I've dreamed of then ever before. So here's to faith, an irreconcilable power that can move mountains