“Faith is a spiritual skill to be cultivated.” – Hope for Today
The reason that this particular excerpt resonates so well for me is that it pinpoints this reality:
If I want to attain & maintain something valuable to me in this life, I need to step up and do the work to get & keep it.
That means that I need to invest the time and energy to take specific concrete actions in order to help me move closer to my goal.
It’s sort of like working an actual job. If I want to earn money, I need to put in the work. Right?
Faith is exactly the same. If I suddenly fully believe in something (like God, the program, living in the moment, etc) I will attain both enlightenment and receive all the gifts that come with it. Nope. That’s not how it works.
In order to feel great, think positively, have an attitude of gratitude, get and stay spiritually connected, have fantastic relationships, experience the most amazing life I possible can, I have to invest the time, energy & work to get it.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Want a great body! Great! But you’ll need to work for it. Start by switching to a super healthy diet, you’ll likely feel like your starving for a while. Now do rigorous strength exercises six days a week making sure you get at least 45 minutes of heavy cardio in. You’ll likely be very sore for awhile. But, if you do the work consistently no matter how you feel, it’s guaranteed: you will have a great body.
When it comes to earning money and physical health, there’s no magic pill or shortcut to attain success.
The same is true for all the rest. I have to invest in a great life if I want one. When I spend the 2 hours each day practicing my spiritual, emotional, and physical work, followed by 8-10 hours of financial work, making sure I leave time each day to be of service to others and engage in fun hobbies and recreation, I get to be rocketed into the forth dimension, my faith in this process continues to grow and… ILML!