The 28th installment of my #MondayMantra series: I am Faith
Gotta Have Faith
You believe in things you’ve never seen.
Now it’s time to start believing in me.
Put a little FAITH in your heart.
——Written by Carolyn J. Braden on 1/6/19
The piece below is written by Tommy and Carolyn Braden in dedication to anyone who needs to focus less on the unknown and put a little more faith in life.
We’ve contemplated heart-based decision making, decided to try living using the concept, and wrote about it here. It’s been going great so far, so we know we know we’re onto something…..
While we have numerous supporters in our heart-based decisions of selling our home to travel in an RV for an undermined amount of time, changing career paths, finding a new city and state to live in, among other big changes, we still have a few doubters.
We’ve tried explaining it numerous times in numerous ways, yet the questions keep on coming. When talking to the them, it’s almost like we feel doubt pouring out of their brains. When it slithers out, it tries to take hold over our body and brain, which makes us end up doubting ourselves.
And we don’t like that.
While we understand their doubt stems from fear (and from truly not listening) it’s truly hard to be around those people. That’s why we only choose to be around those that have faith in us, as we have faith in us. Even those that have faith in us still may not understand our life decisions (as they are completely different than theirs), we still feel complete love coming from them, and it’s a wonderful feeling.
Sometimes we wish we could be happy working a day job at someone else’s company forever, while living in a house in the same city our whole lives and having babies, but that’s not our path. We believe that common denominator is what brought us together. That and our faith.
Faith is important to have. If you ever feel a doubt in your heart when you are in the middle of making a huge life change, try everything you can to keep your faith going strong. Pray, be around supportive people and keep going. Writing “I am faith” or “I am full of faith” in a journal, or saying it every day, can be a helpful trick to help you keep the faith going.
Living a life filled with faith can be risky, but it can be super rewarding too. Think about all the times you have done something because you simply had faith. We bet it worked out in a really great way.
If you care to share your BIG FAITH moments with us, please do! Leave us a comment on this post.
One of our “BIG FAITH” moments: We didn’t know each other at all the night we met, nor had any friends in common, yet here we are, over 18 years later and still going strong. Now THAT took a lot of faith, and still continues to each and every day.
Sending our light and love to all who need it!
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.