Faith & Inner Calm

One single element in one's character that without it how she or he is miserable. That's a power that when its directions comes parallel with those of others, great forces develop to drastically re-enforce or change the destiny of communities or even mankind. An element with a much more inherent value than its target.

                                               Bijan

Most of us in our passage through life, whether we are religious or not, experience what Beatrice Webb called "a yearning for the mental security of a spiritual home." We need the inner resources that give hope, strength, and peace of soul. We need a spiritual philosophy to help us meet the problems of life, to see us through the dark hours that inevitably come to us all.

"Man must be arched and bettressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust," wrote Marcus Aurelius eighteen hundred years ego.

With faith a man is never alone, never forsaken. In illness, trouble, danger, despair, he is not alone. Faith gives him help and guidance; faith gives him comfort and peace.

"Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith." said William James.

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Lillian Eichler Watson

  • Light up, the lamp of faith in your heart. ... It will lead you safely through the mists of doubt and the black darkness of despair; along the narrow, thorny ways of sickness and sorrow, and over the treacherous places of temptation and uncertainty.

James Allen

  • Faith is one of the forces by which men live, and the total absence of it means collapse.

William James 

  • At all costs we must re-establish faith in spiritual values. We must worship something beyond ourselves, lest we destroy ourselves.

Phillip Gibbs 

  • Faith is the most precious commodity, without which we should be very badly off.

Sir William Osler 

  • That day which you fear as being the end of all things is the birthday of your eternity.

Seneca  

  • All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

Martin Luther