Faith is a seed that needs conscious nurturing before it can blossom into a beautiful tree. It is easy to mistake faith to be a discrete event or decision that is an act of letting go in the hope of landing on the other side unhurt. Easy because we can point out one event or decision retrospectively and ascribe a certain credibility of faith to that event or decision. Human experience of decision making involves a more dynamic application of faith, and is rarely seen to be as easy as retrospective reflection. In the real world, faith is more a continuous process than a discrete event that requires diligent application of body, mind and soul. The application of a set of beliefs which cannot be proven as of date is but a mighty force that pushes people to achieve what they have never done in the past. This is particularly notable in the case of relationships between people. Certain relationships are built on trust which are mutually built over time. But for an article of faith , trust cannot occur in the first place. A trust grows out of understanding the other person – much the same as acting from th memory of data points gathered from the other. Whereas faith is a clean slate. It takes enormous courage for faith to occur. When it does occur, it can inspire the other to trust this faith. For the trusting are a shade less natural than the faithful. It is the faithful that see possibilities and inspire change, the trusting merely follow suit. It is the faithful that plant the first seed. More often than not, they are conscious guardians going back to check if the seed is protected from that familiar enemy of loving optimism – Fear. Fear of past experiences and a fear motivated by survival. This is one of the most basic moving forces that has a tremendous capacity to inspire or to degenerate as the case maybe. Such is its intensity that trusting will fall flat like dies in a contraption at the mere sight of it. It takes a faithful to lead by example and hold hands of the trusting till the dawn of a new day. When this new dawn occurs, a tremendous possibility opens up. The possibility of the trusting to be more natural and move to the realm of the faithful. A position gained by continuous merit rather than a leap of faith. This merit is often tested by nature to push out the underserving back into the realm of the trusting. However, for those who manage to stay on, sacrifice past memories and courageously carry on – It is pure magic.
The magic of life flowing in her full glory.