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Faithful Living

on May 1, 2013

What is it to live without faith?  Could you be living a faithful life without even knowing it?  I believe most people are living in faith whether they consciously choose to or not.  Over 90% of people believe in a higher power according to a recent Gallup poll so this easily translates to faithful living.

So just what is Faith?  According to Dictionary.com it means:

1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.

2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.

3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.

4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.

5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.

Number 3 means over 90% of the people have Faith!  Number 4 is really general and would apply to ~99% of people as we all believe in something! (Atheism and Science are beliefs)  So the proof is mounting, but then number 2 indicates we need no proof to have faith.  Whatever you believe is true!  For those who have been around a while having confidence or trust in another person is bound to have occurred at some point in your life and if you are a Spiritual person it is most likely a daily practice.  The religious belief category is the only one which may not apply to the majority of people, although most have been there at one point or another in their lives.  So you can see Faith is a part of everyone’s life.

Making it a conscious part of your life simply takes the commitment to be aware of your practices.  Practicing faith consciously is something we can all do easily.  First of all look within to find your beliefs, principles, and morals.  As you define them just be observant of your life – your words, behavior, and thoughts.  How are they aligned with these beliefs?  The more conscious you become the easier it is to align with the Faith you already have.  Practice makes perfect is applicable here, however as your journey continues this becomes perfection is always present, now and forever.  Faith is instinctual to one who has chosen it.  Perfection resides in all people, places, things -the journey makes this perfectly clear!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” Rumi

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