I don't know about you all, but I have not yet fully adjusted to this getting older business. Especially the part about having to cut back on the list of neat things I want to do because there aren't enough hours or energy in the day! Now that I am retired, there are lots of those anticipated activities--often ones I put off over the years until I could enjoy them in retirement, when there would be time and fewer responsibilities..... Hah!
Given that I admit to also procrastinating on some uncomfortable stuff related personal growth, it is frustrating to find I'm still faced with 'chores' that take up precious time for fun. Also, age and experience make it easy to see both mistakes and times where all my efforts seem to have been in vain. Like trying to change other people in order to make a better world! So easy to become disillusioned and use lack of progress at the speed I desire as excuses to quit working. At that point is where faith empowers me, when I'm tired and achy both spiritually and physically.
Faith is a uniquely human tool that fuels altruism and effort against odds and personal inclination. The Bahá'í teachings address faith and steadfastness, too. Here's the latest article from the Baha'i site at BellaOnline.com.
What is Faith?
What does it mean to have faith? Is it avoiding reality, or the most powerful tool that shapes behavior and can change the world?
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