Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Larger Than Faith


In our daily reveries and nightly dreams we all aspire to great things. Yet most of us simply aren't creating the results we want. We always yearn for a little bit more of riches, triumph, anecdote and fable. Simply put, we do not have enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives. Why not? What is holding us back?

The common person could probably list at least three good reasons to attest why he or she cannot do whatever it is he or she really wants. But in the deepest recesses of our hearts, don't we really know that we could do it all, if only we were to heed the challange of timorous and immolate ourselves in the holy fire of provocative penitence? If only we dared?

Is it possible that the only main thing holding us back is fear? The answer is yes. It is fear that foils and thwarts us, stalemates us with an impasse, erodes away our self-worth and places imaginary cordon in our path. Fear keeps us from taking action, and if we do not act, we will never get beyond where we are now.

But our fears disappear when we confront them, evaporating away into oblivion by the warmth of virtuous rectitude. And once we take charge of ourselves by donning the armour of valour, we can have, do and be anything and everything we have ever dreamed of.

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

19 comments:

Kelly said...

i really cldn't agree more with this post! one of my fav so far :)

Han said...

Thanks! =)

Terry said...

Without fear, we will not have faith. Without faith, we will not know courage. Without courage, we can never overcome fear :)

Am said...

very inspiring post :)

Han said...

Terry: I was thinking "Without fear, we will not know courage. Without courage, we can never overcome fear". You put the faith into that thought for me :)

Am: I hope you're inspired! :)

Daniel said...

fren, maybe that's y gangstas have so much of courage to do crazy stuff, cuz they inspire lots of fear in ppl and their machais also, lol!

Lian said...

u dont have enuf romance in ur life ka? haha! poor boy. jokes aside, yeah great post man. guess we must control our fear so that we dont retard our faith!

Anonymous said...

"immolate ourselves in the holy fire of provocative penitence"??....not sure bout the others but this surely moved me =) you shud consider writing a book someday....say when ur 40?? it'll be cool to read about ur perspectives on life then. great writing skill u have there, han! enjoyed reading every entry of urs;)

Han said...

Daniel: True. Fear is also a form of indirect and effective means of control and intimidation on people. Fear attracts the weak, the strong, the wicked...it can also be a great ally.

Lian: I have great romance in my life with work, relationships and myself :) Glad you liked this post's contents. Retarding the faith...I like that term :)

Anonymous: Thank you, whoever you are who may or may not "conveniently" forgot to put in your name again :) But I think you're a different person from another "Anonymous" I know who frequents this blog :) I'm taking your words as a huge compliment to start of a wondrous weekend with, haha!

LiNG said...

you are so right. its always us who prevent ourself from going far in life. v r in control. and i believe that faith is very important. i mean ur life will be very lonely if u do not trust in something, rite?

Terry said...

Almost a pleasure to spread a little faith :)

Han said...

LiNG: Glad you see things the similar way as I do. Yes, without trust in life, it will be very lonely indeed. Trust is a sense of freedom to me.

Terry: Almost or ALWAYS? LOL!

C-K said...

Nice post. Almost sounded as if you're implying Larger Than Life!

Catherine said...

your sentence "fear...evaporating away into oblivion by the warmth of virtuous rectitude" when confronted is very meaningful to me. having integrity is not enuf, many ppl has it in diff forms and diff priorities. that's y has to be righteous as well :)

t-ING said...

faith;s the only thing we have that no one can take away ever.

Han said...

C-K: Thanks wei...hmm, as in Larger Than Life, the song by BSB? Or that fear / faith is larger than life? :)

Catherine: *nods head* I couldn't agree more. And I'm happy you could find your own meaning from my writing. Thanks for sharing yours too.

t-ING: Wow! That's what I had in mind when writing this entry :) We can lose everything in the world but if we lose faith, we are just an empty shell.

yuin said...

We all have a fear:faith ratio in all of us. Whats yours? ;)

Han said...

Fear < Faith;
Fear = Faith
:)

Kim Powers said...

This was very well put, Really good writing as well. :)
I really appreciate your comments on my blog, very uplifting!