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Faith is always there

Faith is often associated with spirituality, or religion.

But faith plays a role in our lives in ways we easily lose sight of.

When we trust someone, we have faith in them to do the right thing.

When we mistrust someone, we have reason to fear that they’ll do the wrong thing, meaning that we have more faith in them not doing the right thing.

Faith is always at play the moment we consider what we need from the next moment, the next day, or the next encounter with someone about something important.

If we lose sight of what we’re investing our faith in, we’ll focus on responding to our fear about the outcome potentially not being achieved, and our efforts will be driven towards mitigating the risk of that outcome.

Our faith from a spirituality perspective is our fall back position for when our faith in others may be betrayed.

But, if we only rely on our fall back position, we’ll prevent ourselves from having faith in those around us, giving them little reason to believe that we appreciate or trust them.

That’s how we create distance between ourselves and others, and often, use that as a reason to believe that we were right in not trusting them.

Meanwhile, they didn’t feel trusted. That’s why they created distance between them and us.

Being true to yourself despite the risk of being disappointed when you invest your faith or time in others, is what becomes possible when you truly connect with the value of who you are, and what you are passionate about leaving as your legacy in the lives of those around you.

When self-doubt creeps in, we withdraw our withhold or contribution, because we need others to validate our significance before we believe in ourselves.

It always starts with you. Own your life.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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