Fostering faith, confidence

Even today, I remember having read this somewhere months back. It seems a good businessman, by dint of sheer hard work, would have turned his business into a rip-roaring success.

But the arch adversaries of this affluent businessman, who’d be wanting him to suffer a severe body blow, try indulging in an arson attack, by setting fire to his swanky business showroom at midnight. The baleful act of these bad-minded pyromaniacs soon creates a blazing inferno that starts blasting all his big business assets around.

The next morning, when the businessman sees this supposedly soul-shattering scene, he stoically leaves the place, to sprint back again with a skillfully designed signboard, with shining emblazoned letters. He then mounts the board near the incinerated area that reads, “Everything here has been burnt to cinders, except the faith and confidence. Business activity restarts tomorrow.”

Incidentally, it’s that faith, be it in the Supreme Being, or in oneself, that pumps up the punctured soul with plenitude of positive energy. It’s this faith that proffers remarkable resilience to the raddled-out mind, in ramping up its courage and confidence quotient.

It’s this faith that equips us with reserves of unremitting gung-ho attitude and reservoirs of high gusto, to resolutely encounter a raft of life risks and real intimidating challenges.

Indeed, one can’t refute the veracity in the premise, “We live by faith, not by sight. And, faith is something what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” Yes, there are trying times in life, which tends to make us lose faith in life’s all good things. Then again, true charm lies coming out trumps after successfully combating with that life, which is cobbled with copious challenges, fraught with fusillades of difficulties, and sated with singularly problematic moments.

Moreover, once we have that infallible faith in good things, then we start viewing the life’s bad patches as learning experiences. After all “Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want!”

Now, besides having that implicit faith in our inner strengths, it’s important to foster some amount of faith in humans around, too. Since, the quality of eyeing everyone with suspicion not only destroys human relations, but also causes dents on our peace framework.

Interestingly, people, who are basically untrustworthy themselves, have this proclivity to be sceptical about everyone/ everything. Apparently, instead of “Living in faith and burying the doubt, they try living in doubt and burying the faith”. Maybe it’s their “We see in others what we are ourselves” syndrome!

Finally, once we have ample faith, ‘alive n’ kicking’ in us, indubitably it’d infuse inexhaustible mental energy, bestowing us a hassle-free life. After all, faith is that factor that sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and dreams the impossible.

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