“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Whenever the issue of faith comes up I think back to a scene in the show “Lost”, a conflict between Jack and Locke. Locke is begging Jack to have faith he asks Jack why he finds it so hard to believe in anything and Jack responds by asking him why he finds it so easy. Locke’s reply resonates within me even now.
“It is never easy!”
The universal truth about faith, true faith in any form. It is never easy. Once we grow, once we learn, once we understand that we have the choice to believe in certain things, that they are not proven fact like we may have been lead to believe as children, faith becomes difficult.
It is a choice. A conscious decision. To have faith in a spirituality. To have faith in the people around us. To have faith in ourselves.
Perhaps at times it comes naturally, you have no reason to question it so there it is. But how strong is it if you never doubt? If you never choose to beleive when you have no proof that you are right?
An why should you? If you could be wrong, why put your beliefs out there? Why allow yourself to be disappointed or hurt by finding out you are wrong?
Because Faith is a rope. It is a life raft. It is something to cling to to get you through the storm. But it is only there is you believe in it.
Believe in your spiritual truth. Believe in humanity. Believe in the universe.
Believe in yourself.
When you you choose to have faith, to keep faith, no matter what the circumstances are, there is always a light waiting for you at the end of the tunnel. At least that’s the way I choose to live.