It would just be there


I lie awake,
wishing I had faith of some kind.
I’ve caught glimpses of it now and then,
I can even conjure it up for a second or two,
but it fades.
It’s a stillness,
the polar opposite of worry.
It isn’t hope;
hope has too much energy,
requires constant renewal;
faith (if I had it) would just be there.

~ Abigail Thomas, Safekeeping: Some True Stories From a Life

Photograph: A. Sprigg via Precious Things


  1. I have faith, fragile though it may be……………

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  2. We must be twin sons of different mothers, David, because we think and feel alike, only you say it better. All the best…

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  3. i don’t think it can be forced or developed. it is whatever it is for each of us and presents itself in myriad ways.

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  4. I love this. It reflects what I feel. Wanting it, needing it, wishing for it, yet not really finding it. Perfect.

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  5. Faith is a gift. For me it evolved as a child watching my parents have faith and trust in something bigger than they were. It is a deep knowing, that life will unfold as it should. I wish I could pass it on everyone.

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  6. I like this post. It reminds me of a saying circulating the web…“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” – Unknown

    To have this kind of faith in oneself one must let go of the fear of making a mistake.

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  7. Reblogged this on snoothefreespirit.

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  8. Faith is believing in what you cannot see, and the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine

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