If at times you feel defeated, believe me, it will be a delusion, because no circumstances of man’s contriving can be stronger than a personality upheld by faith, trust and hope.~Unknown
All of us are constantly striving to find answers to many questions that keep arising in our minds. Life is too complicated and our life span too short, for all the mysteries to unfold themselves and provide us readily with all the answers that we seek, as we go along.
Eventually we have to make peace with our mind and settle down to Faith, Trust and Hope; in order to find the peace of mind badly needed by us to make our life happy and purposeful. A mixture of all these is the true essence of Our Life’s Shelter.
“If you have FAITH as much as a grain of mustard seed…Nothing is impossible.”
We go through life trying so hard to change, to fit in and be part of the family, the team, the neighborhood, we try so hard to be popular and lovable, we search out acceptance from the out side when in truth the only way we will ever truly feel whole is to search out and find the love and acceptance within ourselves.
We need to stop punishing ourselves with thoughts of self-doubt and start thinking more positively, for the truth is we are worthy of so much, it doesn’t matter what we look like or what sort of a background we come from we deserve to be loved and respected “at all times no matter what”, not only by others but first and foremost by OURSELVES.
The more we learn to honor and respect ourselves and others, the more we learn to honor and respect our wonderful earth and all creatures upon it and have faith in our own divinity, the closer we come to spirituality and the brighter that spark of light within our souls will become.
Faith may well be the foundation of our life.
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” ~Unknown
Trust has so many reasons. It is a feeling we develop but do not question, once we are convinced that we shall not be betrayed. Learning to trust your self means being honest with yourself about what you are truly feeling deep in your heart and soul about everything that you perceive on the outside and the inside.
Many of us have been so deeply hurt, that tour heart has become “crusted” over with heavy wounds that we are afraid to even go there. Well if that is where our inner wisdom lives and we are reluctant to go there then where does that leave us? Well it leaves us vulnerable, confused and liable to get ourself into a mess. So the first step in learning to trust yourself, i.e. your heart, is to begin the process of releasing it from underneath all of the pain and sorrow it is buried under. Just close your eyes, feel that wound deep within you, and let go. Do this whenever you feel the pain in your heart, from an old wound. Slowly, but steadily, you will start trusting yourself.
Trust will provide pillars and walls to the mansion of our life.
“A poor man with Hope lives better than rich man without it.”~Unknown
Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
Hope can be passive in the sense of a wish, or as active as a plan or idea. Consider a prisoner of war who never gives up hope for escape and, against the odds, plans and accomplishes this. By contrast, consider another prisoner who simply wishes or prays for freedom, but without genuine hope, or another who gives up all hope of freedom.
Hope reflects on the power and the strength of our Faith and Trust. We must never allow our faith to be shattered. Hope Provides the roof, doors and windows of Our Life’s Shelter.
It is the combined forces of Our Faith, Trust and Hope that will provide us with security and keep us afloat, in our moments of crisis and despair. It will motivate us to keep moving ahead in our lifes journey with grace, dignity and confidence.
How strong is your life’s shelter? Personally, what are the essences that make a good life shelter? Please share in comments.
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