Faith Chronicles, Day 21

 

If you’re someone that seeks more joy in your life, more peace of mind, more of the “living in the moment” kind of attitude, then faith may just be your ticket there.

I know, I sound like a salesperson for faith. But in a way, I am a spokesperson (or influencer for my younger audience) for faith. I’ve used the “product” for more than 30 years now and I vouch for it.

So how can it bring you more joy and more peace of mind? Keep in mind this will take practice but here’s one formula:

Whenever you feel yourself getting drawn into anxieties, fears, stress about the future, “what-ifs,” take a pause. Become aware that you have gotten caught up in the tornado of things you can’t control. Remind yourself that your fears are valid but that you really have no control of the future. You only have control in each step you take there. Find yourself in the moment you’re in and look around. Are there people around you? Connect with them. Are you by yourself? Read a book, watch a show, cook, call a loved one, take a nap. You can spend that moment afraid for the future or you can spend that moment IN the moment, having faith that you are doing the best that you can. And if you’re not doing the best that you can, spend the moment as a stepping stone towards your vision.

No one is saying to leave everything up to fate. But the only true thing you know is what you are experiencing in each moment. And you get to decide how to be in it. The more you live in the moment, the more spontaneous you’ll become, the more it’ll become clear what it is YOU want, the more open and adaptable you will become to change.

Faith is powerful. It also takes time to integrate it into your life. It takes mindfulness and practice. Faith is also free to anyone who wishes to access it. What have you got to lose?

Life is a journey and you can certainly enjoy many parts of the ride (some parts are challenging). Happy to be on this part of the journey together!

Love you,

Rabbi Gabi