“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who do not.” -Blaise Pascal
A loaded statement, for sure. Which, in and of itself, supports exactly what it posits. Whichever connotation chosen to ascribe to faith, colloquial or not, is appropriate. At this time, whatever faith you have in the World, people, places, religions, spirituality, groups, rituals, things etcetera has been stirred up; shaken like a snow globe. As the pieces settle, how will they fall? Is there a choice, is it preordained, or is it just random? What do you believe, what do you trust? Have you taken any time to examine these things? There is ALWAYS a choice in how an individual shows up. A chance to examine ones own involvement in the unfolding of their personal experiences. Has faith blinded us with too much light or too much dark that we cannot see or feel our own humanity, let alone another’s? Have you chosen to sit in the light or dark so long that you cannot appreciate the contrast the other provides. Have you avoided the other so much that it is painful to even consider, too much for you to adjust to; is it threatening? Can you choose to respect the choice we all have to show up just as we are?
On this day, I will set aside time to experience an emotion. Practice feeling it, perhaps all the way to it’s source. Then examine what belief, or faith, is causing emotions, positive or negative, about a situation. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼