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Leap of faith


IMG_4121aMostly, when we take a leap of faith, we don’t realize that we are challenging or testing or affirming ourselves. When we state that we are performing certain feats, honoring our word, or acting in the name of a particular person or thing  we undoubtedly believe that we are truly acting as we have averred. But that’s the funny thing about faith, when you are declaring to all and sundry that you are acting in its name or for it, you are distancing yourself from that faith by assuming you know faith and whatever is behind it. Only when we release ourselves from the chains of what we call faith and honestly and knowingly openly can we experience the benefits of faith. If we try to rely on something we don’t really understand we’ve gained nothing; blind faith will get us nowhere since it requires nothing from us. Devotion and constancy are traits that are of value anywhere and any time and we can only gain to acquiring them.  It’s not an easy aspiration and its expression does not appear often but… Don’t you think it might be worth it?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Leap of faith

  1. It is much more important to live our faith–actions always speak louder than words.

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