On Exploring Faith

There was only one answer — it had nothing to do with me, and everything to do with me at the same time. Ironic. While it means that there is no guarantee what worked for other people will surely work for me, it also means that I have to figure out what it is that works for me.

But that answer never came as an immediate consequence to my questioning the purpose of it all. Answers never come easy, they require effort to be found — something I was too lazy for, and maybe I still am.

Easier said than done.

Merely believing in something and not doing anything about it is not faith. Faith means belief, and faith means practice. If you believe in something, you need the practice to hone that belief so that it works for you when you need it to. In my case, if I believe in myself I need to practice that belief in order to trust that I will work for myself when I need myself to. That is where some of the principles of spirituality, religion, and science collide (or align).

For now, what is faith to me? It is trusting in myself, for I have the power to change what can be changed.

The question is, what is faith to you?

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Aparna Nayyar

Aparna Nayyar

I write to help people lead more fulfilling lives by helping them take care of their psychological well-being.