There are those moments in our lives when we are waiting for something we feel is very important: a returned message from a desired friend or partner, an affirmation, some good news, an "I love you", a promise, etc. These moments define the human experience because they all trigger the human faculty for hope. Hope is what impels us to keep moving. Hope can be the only thing we have in the midst of an uncertain world. But reliance on hope without the energy of faith can be terrifying and trigger some of our deepest and most fundamental existential fears.Read More
There are times in our lives when faith is hard to come by. When it seems completely implausible that things could improve. When hope seems like a pipe dream. I've been there, and I know many of you have to. However, I've been thinking a lot about faith and realized that the term itself has been conflated with something that doesn't represent the true concept, and that the idea of Faith requires some unpacking if we are to understand and work with it in the deeper spiritual sense.
I think most of us recognize the term faith in reference to a religious or spiritual ideology. However, faith moves far beyond the confines of belief into accessing ones intuition and higher trust, and is really, like any other spiritual practice, a constant act of surrender. A living meditation that, with each tragedy, disappointment, road block and suffering we must practice again and again.Read More