Recently I realized that the virtue of faith is the most important virtue…Relationships can never survive without faith. You need to have faith in your partner. You need to believe that the other person loves you as much as you do. You need to trust him. You cannot accept and move on unless you have faith that everything will be fine. You are bound to have courage, hope, strength, patience and fortitude when you have faith.. When you live in faith, you have a greater momentum towards your goal, you do not consider any obstacle in your path, rather you simply see it as a part of overall perfection. Faith actually draws and attracts happiness. It attracts what you wish to achieve, what you want from your life, and disbelief pushes all that away.
I realize the importance of faith in life, in relationships, but something that I really want to explore and apply, is the power of faith in God.
Being an agnostic, I do not believe in any religion at all. My post Simply Ask Yourself says it all but then, being an agnostic and being an atheist are two different things. I do believe in God.
I believe that there exists a divine power, you may call it God, the almighty, the spiritual power or anything at all you feel like. Now, believing that God exists and having faith in God are two really different things again.
I support rationalism, and therefore, when I talk about faith, I do not consider those cases where people die in pilgrim stampede, where people slaughter lambs in the name of worship. This blog does not talk of blind faith.
This is an attempt to explore the way some people believe that no matter what, everything will be perfect because they have faith in God.
I always wonder how diseases get cured, blind people are blessed with eyesight, just by a pilgrimage or by anything that people have absolute faith in. all these miracles do happen..Most of you must have seen or must have heard about these…But then, we follow rationalism. We say that science does not justify this. We say that there is no possible reason for this, but then, the heart has its own reasons that reason does not follow at all, There is no reason to explain absolute faith, just like there is no way to define and explain love.
I started believing in miracles ever since I witnessed one myself. I saw a man, who was dumb n crippled ever since he was born. He had complete faith in God n he used to stay in a temple. I saw him speak and walk properly, all of a sudden, as a result of a miracle. It was when he saw his Guru. It was his faith in him that made the unbelievable happen. Yes, miracles do happen, but only n only for those who have absolute and unconditional faith in God, the ones who are happy in spite of all the adverse situations, because they believe that one day, their prayers will be answered…Perhaps, the sub-conscious mind does play a role in it, faith is all about how your sub-conscious mind attracts all positive energy towards itself..
We all pray to God. We all thank God when we achieve something we had really wished for, but we talk to God the most when we are sad, when we feel we are betrayed or we are deprived of something that we deserve. Asking for things to be in our favor, praying for everything to be perfect and wishing for our happiness is not faith. Faith lies in believing that we will be happy because God is there to support us, even when we have n number of hardships to face.
They say, spirituality is an unusual inner path to discover the essence of life, to discover the real values and to comprehend ourselves in the deepest manner. Some say its meditation, some call it prayer, but can one inculcate faith through spiritual experiences. Can absolute belief be acquired merely by meditating or praying?
The toughest of times can sail through easily, miracles can happen, we can live with happiness and peace. I do believe that God exists, I do believe that my prayers will be answered, I do believe that everything happens for a reason. But do I have absolute faith? I really don’t think so I wish to have faith, I wish to inculcate it in me, I wish to follow the path of eternal faith in God for eternal peace. But is this possible for anyone and everyone? Is this possible given that I cannot leave the materialistic world I am addicted to? If yes, then how?
At the end, just one more thing to say, I might not have absolute faith, but I do realize its importance, I might be an agnostic, but I communicate with God in my own ways and that makes me feel relaxed n happier daily, Have faith.. It actually has that power n it surely is the most important virtue !!!