Have a little faith
Faith and belief are two very powerful words and yet can also be quite polarising and often conjuring connection with religion or even cults. Often to say we have faith in something, or someone can risk making us look or feel naïve or lacking in strength or rigour because we aren’t backing it up with proof.
When we connect with faith we are opening ourselves to trust and trusting in, which can confront our need to be in control or to know for sure. Interestingly though, faith and belief do take us into a deeper space of knowing, a level of knowing that is profound in nature because it has a feeling of ‘truth’ about it. A space which can feel hugely expansive and energising and which can bring us into contact with a deeper power.
For example, a belief that all living things are interconnected immediately brings scale and vastness – all living things everywhere connected to each other. It also brings us to questions such as ‘if we are all connected then what happens when I act and think and speak? What does that interconnectedness really mean in practise?’. And with the COVID impacts we have seen just how interconnected we all are, and some have found that to be deeply revealing and uplifting. It has also energised a new level of insight and action for others.
Showing faith in someone is a powerful leadership practise. One which conveys confidence, trust and space for the other to access their full talents. It may be partly based on data and is likely also based on a sense or a knowing of their potential.
When we have real faith we operate from a higher connection, a connection that somehow feels bigger and more powerful. We might call it intuition and we might call it our higher self. Tapping into that knowing enables us to work in cooperation with the ebb and flow of life more fluidly and often brings new perspectives and insights. It certainly brings more trust, real trust that isn’t conditional and is somehow more reassuring.
A little faith can go a long way toward tapping into a larger perspective, new resources and insights and a more fluid and flexible relationship with life.