“Oh, but I need some time off from that emotion
Time to pick my heart up off the floor
Oh, when that love comes down without devotion
Well, it takes a strong man, baby
But I’m showin’ you the door‘Cause I gotta have faith
I gotta’ have faith”-George Michael
Even to the devout, Faith can be a difficult thing. Faith is so much more than the simplistic term “belief”. Faith is the entity that emits an energy so strong that it is often viewed as a being. Where does Faith come from? Why does it feel like a solid, gold cord that wraps through a person and seems to coil around their being?
So where does it come from? Is it bestowed by a higher power? Are we born into this world with these strong cords peeling through the deepest parts of us, or do these chains form in our conscious and unconscious as we go through this life?
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Whisper of running streams, and winter lightning.
The wild thyme unseen and the wild strawberry,
The laughter in the garden, echoed ecstasy
Not lost, but requiring, pointing to the agony
Of death and birth.
T. S. Eliot, East Coker
Love, Light, and perhaps Faith, my friends!