Monday, April 27, 2015

Faith

I have been working on my faith in people, life, the universe and God. As a normal human being when things happen outside of my control I start panicking, worrying and tried to fix everything. However somethings can't be fixed especially when they are out of your control. And there will be some destructive people in your life and you just can't do anything about it. Here are some quotes that have really helped me in the past few months. I hope they help you!


If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Mahatma Gandhi

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Khalil Gibran

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
Emmanuel Teney

Faith is reason grown courageous.
Sherwood Eddy

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Steve Jobs


To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Alan Watts

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Pope John Paul II


Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing.
Mister Rogers


We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.
Mister Rogers


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Voltaire


I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The antidote to frustration is a calm faith, not in your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in God's guidance.
Norman Vincent Peale

There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those feelings.
Mister Rogers


Buddha taught, “Breathing in, I recognize my feeling. Breathing out, I calm my feeling.” If you practice this, not only will your feeling be calmed down but the energy of mindfulness will also help you see into the nature and roots of your anger. Mindfulness helps you be concentrated and look deeply. This is true meditation. The insight will come after some time of practice. You will see the truth about yourself and the truth about the person who you thought to be the cause of your suffering. This insight will release you from your anger and transform the roots of anger in you. The transformation in you will also help transform the other person. Mindful speaking can bring real happiness, and unmindful speech can kill. When someone tells us something that makes us happy, that is a wonderful gift. But sometimes someone says something to us that is so cruel and distressing that we feel like committing suicide. We lose our joie de vivre.
Thich Nhat Hanh 





There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.
Mister Rogers

Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.
Dwight L. Moody

Experience of reality and not on notions offered by others, no one can remove these beliefs from us. Making a long-term commitment to a concept is much more dangerous. If ten years pass without the growth of our belief, one day we will wake up and discover that we can no longer believe in what we did. The notion of ten years ago is no longer sound or adequate, and we are plunged into the darkness of disbelief. Our faith must be alive. It cannot be just a set of rigid beliefs and notions. Our faith must evolve every day and bring us joy, peace, freedom, and love. Faith implies practice, living our daily life in mindfulness. Some people think that prayer or meditation involves only our minds or our hearts. But we also have to pray with our bodies, with our actions in the world. And our actions must be modelled after those of the living Buddha or the living Christ. If we live as they did, we will have deep understanding and pure actions, and we will do our share to help create a more peaceful world for our children and all of the children of God.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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