“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
I’ve written about faith before, at some length. Interestingly, faith is a word we often associate with organised religion. To have “faith” is usually to believe in some kind of god or higher power.
But here’s the Google dictionary definition:
complete trust or confidence in someone or something.“this restores one’s faith in politicians”
strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.“bereaved people who have shown supreme faith”
I’d never noticed before how the religious definition was second in the list. And while I don’t necessarily agree that the example given will ever come to pass – restoring one’s faith in politicians – I do wholeheartedly agree with the first actual definition.
I have complete trust and confidence in myself. And my actions. And my choices.
And I have complete trust and confidence that where I am right now is exactly where I need to be.
Just like the bird who feels the light when the dawn is still dark, in my darkest moments, I can still sense that there is something to strive towards and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
What do you have faith in? Yourself? Religion? The Universe? Let me know – I’m really interested :)