“The sum total of my life experience profited more from negative than positive events. When you’re able to survive and reach another level of awareness it gives you more strength and confidence and enriches life more….” Cicely Tyson
My dear friend and fellow blogger, Barbara of zeroto60andbeyond fame, had the Cicely Tyson quote on her post and it resonated deeply with me. It articulated what I needed to share in this post and so, I’ve split it into three parts which you can read. Our beliefs guide our faith. Faith matters to me and is present in everything; including the air we breathe. It has carried me throughout my life. I’ve written on it in different posts so, I’m adding links to some of them for your perusal. As we enter a new year, we need to do a self scan and plan to change and grow. It’s time to set aside petty hatreds and show kindness. Our beliefs and attitude will have an impact. My advice to us all is – Don’t Give Up! Inspiration: Live by Faith Not by Fear…
The world is made up of people with varied interests and motivations. Some of us are lovers and some are haters. Both add something to the world and to our growth. Haters are insecure, accusatory, suspicious, but they remind us to be grateful for the lovers in our lives. Lovers support and champion our efforts. They understand our humanity and thus, our failings. My advice to us all is – Enjoy the process. Grow! Mustard Seed: Faith in Small Things… More below!
“You’ve survived and once you survive you’re on another level because you came through the storm. Storms are stimulating!” Cecily Tyson
The Indian mystic and spiritual teacher, Meher Baba, saw faith in three parts/types: “There are three kinds of faith: (i) faith in oneself, (ii) faith in the Master and (iii) faith in life. Faith is so indispensable to life that unless it is present in some degree, life itself would be impossible.” Our faith can move mountains if we believe it can. For 2013, let’s, at least, believe that we can move the detritus we carry inside and replace it with courage, faith and love… My advice to us all is: – Keep the faith! Reflections: On The Power of Prayer… And 5 Essential Tips for a Phenomenal 2010
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Un/Faithful Tell us about the role that faith plays in your life — or doesn’t.
And Weekly Writing Challenge: Just Do It! Your challenge: post every day for a full week. We’re excited to see what you’ll post about — be sure to tag your post DPchallenge so that we can follow your progress.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)
Positive Motivation Tip: Even a tiny bit of faith goes a long way… In 2013 Believe.
- Faith (linesbylinda.wordpress.com)
- Faith – Not Just Religion (honestpuck.wordpress.com)
- Faith and Why I Would Lose My Mind Without It (trishadm.wordpress.com)
- Have a little (more) Faith (yzamendoza.wordpress.com)
- Daily Prompt: Un/Faithful (prettywitgla33es.wordpress.com)
- Who Knew? (maxredline.typepad.com)
- Daily Prompt: Un/Faithful (myjourneytofindmyself.wordpress.com)
- ArtsBeat: Cicely Tyson to Star in ‘Trip to Bountiful’ on Broadway (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Cicely Tyson To Return To The Stage After 30 Years (contactmusic.com)
- Cicely Tyson Returning to Broadway After 30 Year Hiatus (atlantablackstar.com)