“May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

St. Thérèse de Lisieux

Belief

Beauty
A friend reached out this a.m. after reading St Therese’s prayer. She has lost both her parents in the last few months. We chatted a bit about grief and asking for strength. She commented she wasn’t sure who she was talking to in her head, but that traditional beliefs did not have a presence in her life right now.
Completely understandable, we don’t feel very spirited in the wilderness.
It got me to thinking…
Faith. Does it matter what you are having faith in, or just that you are choosing to believe?
And which feels better right now– to project hope into a future positive possibility or to fear the worst?
Faith is seeing possibilities, not just problems. (What is a problem solver anyway? I think it’s just someone that believes in possible solutions.)

A friend reached out this a.m. after reading St Therese’s prayer. She’s lost both her parents in the last few months. We chatted a bit about grief and how we might find strength in such challenging times. She commented she wasn’t sure who she was talking to in her head, but that traditional beliefs did not have a presence in her life right now.
Completely understandable; we don’t feel very spirited in the wilderness.
It got me to thinking…
Faith. Does it matter what we are having faith in, or just that we are choosing to believe?
And which feels better right now– to project hope into a future positive possibility or to fear the worst? The former is always far more productive.
Faith is seeing possibilities, not just problems. What is a problem solver anyway? I think it’s just someone that believes in solutions. A quote I came across that resonated is, “What follows ‘I am’, you are inviting into your life.” It happens to be by a pastor named Joel Osteen who has made mega millions with his message. (Endorsement or contradiction? Maybe both.) That aside, I do believe in the power of manifestation, even if it has to do with zeros in this preachers case.

“I am hopeful” “I am interested.” “I am excited about what is ahead.” The best predictor of a positive outcome is how much one believes that it is possible.

Where you place your faith – whether it’s in a God behind pearly gates, or a buddha under a tree, or a Spirit or energy found in nature, or even just in your best Self- doesn’t matter quite so much. It’s about making the decision to believe. Because when you believe, anything is possible.


This Week's Muse:

This week, this day, this breath is precious. As is this blessing, left behind by a young woman who promised on her death bed to spend her days in heaven comforting those of us in the wilderness of life on earth. Now is the time to pause, and let this blessing settle into your bones. Rest, digest, and smile a smile of gentle optimism. Take five minutes to breathe this in.

This Week's Meditation:

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