What follows below is one of my very favorite quotes. This is but one definition of “faith,” and faith can be a tricky one. There are all kinds of faith; faith in the God of Your Understanding, the cosmos, each other, certainly faith in oneself. There must be some measure of faith in yourself for any positive, intentional change to occur.
Even if your knees are knocking and there’s sweat on your brow, to continue walking forward requires that small voice inside to take a turn, to step into the spotlight, even for just a moment, and say, “I can do this. I will be OK.”
“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly.” — Patrick Overton, from his book of poems, The Leaning Tree, 1975