Faith is not believing in something,
it is the unrelenting willingness to believe in anything
Adding some quotes into the mix along with my usual creative writing pieces!
I came up with this quote a couple of days ago, while thinking about how so much of what we now know as “facts” sounded insane to people thousands of years ago. Take gravity, or the idea that Earth is round. We can’t see or even really feel gravity, yet its existence is so ingrained in us that we assume it to be true. But it was a crazy concept for people in the past.
Now, what if, fast forward to a thousand years in the future, and concepts that we currently can’t wrap our heads around are “proven” to be true? How much of what we think is insane right now is actually not impossible? What if there are alternate realities, ghosts, souls, and other unimaginable forces in the world that govern our existence? Since we don’t and never will know for sure what exists, why not believe in the impossible? Why not believe in the good of humanity, that things will work out, that spiritual forces exist, that deceased relatives are out there looking over us? At the very least, why not be willing to believe and live with an open mind and heart.
So that was the long and eye-opening thought-process behind this quote. I think faith is commonly thought to consist of adhering to a religion, and blindly believing in this one thing that we are raised or conditioned to believe. Many times it’s what gives us comfort. But really, true faith is the acceptance that truth is not always set in stone. True faith is being willing to accept new ideas and the audacious– because in the long run, nothing is impossible.