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Old 07-07-2013, 05:45 PM
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Hi Jeffrey,

I reject the man-made concept of a higher power as a restrictive device., i.e., "god will punish you." This to me, creates the opposite of true faith. While I find meaning in ceremony, ritual, prayer etc... things that create a "faith," I have no anchor for a faith as an identity, such as "I am a Buddhist, I am Jewish etc..."

I have also been blind to faith much of my life. Faith as a trust and a security in what is unknown to me as something good, helpful, graceful or divine. It is this kind of faith that I practice for myself these days. I have to make a conscious choice to practice it or else I simply limit myself to despair It is slowly developing and unfolding for me as tangible evidence of real life experience. This holds great meaning for me.


with love,
Rick
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