Faith or Confidence

Faith is a powerful application that lends the strength of confidence to those who use it. Confidence is the true strength of faith. We can have confidence without faith but not faith without confidence. I choose confidence over faith because faith demands that a person believe without question.

Belief without question is its own injury and the confidence, of faith, carries this with it. It allows people to deny the underling question’s and yet bring the strength of confidence to bear in their lives. If it happens that a person puts their faith in what is true, the injury of faith is muted, and confidence is true.

There are many people who know this kind of faith. For me personally, I like to ask the question’s, and faith does not work.

With confidence I am able to accept  Gods’ existance or not. I am confidant that no mater what I believe, thing’s remain as they are. I am free to believe in God, which I do. I do no religious thing, because, I have not found God there. Some people do.

I have lost confidence that someone else; past, present or future, should be my diplomat, in matter’s concerning God. God is available to all people always, or God does not exist.

Did God write a book? I know the tool’s used to write a book and who uses them. I have greater confidence in God than that.

The word of God. No hand writes it down. No eye reads it. No tongue speaks it. No ear hears it. None, escape it.

The Mystic Tourist

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5 thoughts on “Faith or Confidence

  1. Almost everyone has had a genuine mystical experience at some time or times in their life. although they may not recognize it as such. The feeling of being at one with all (around you, on Earth, in the Universe) is awesome and, for most people, unfathomable. Unfortunately, the leaders of many of the major religions would not recognize it as such unless framed in the terminology of their institution

    • Thanks Ron. Life is my mystical experience. I have a fondness for God, empirically.
      In matters concerning God I am without confidence in any human institution. I have known some wonderful people who were also very religious. Should God actually exist, God was certainly with them. I do not mean to cast doubt on my belief in God. I believe. I just expect God to express Gods-Self. When people talk of God they most usually are talking of a God that only exists in their mind. God expects nothing from me, and, I am just as comfortable with God, if God does not exist. I would not presume to define God but believe I can align myself with God . Certainly what is true can be acceptable to me, God.

  2. God is just a word, or a concept, which seems profound to some people. True mystics might use the word, but usually refer to what Meister Eckhart called “God beyond God,” i.e. ultimate reality which is beyond conception or perception.

    You say that “Life is my mystical experience.” Contemporary mystics see the oneness of all life, the wholeness of existence, in which life itself becomes enriched and living more purposeful. It is a unique mode of being, beyond the “I,” “me” and “my” of the ego.

  3. It is nice to hear from you again Ron. When I say ‘Life is my mystical experience”, it refers to, ” The wholeness of existence”. That existence is whole and we can not be separate from its wholeness. This is what mysticism is to me, it is not a casual or occasional activity, it is my activity. I follow no religious discipline although I am influenced by my religious background.

    I live a life of singular devotion. A life of devotion to God. While I expect that God defines God’s-self, I consider God by what I can observe that seems absolute. The ego is one way we find our appointment, in circumstance. That we might serve a greater or higher purpose than is, the ego.

    One of the hallmarks of my mysticism is ordinariness. To bring the mystic experience to everyday ordinary life. In doing so God becomes ordinary. There is no discipline except for confidence in God. This I think is my calling. It is what I do. I have found great satisfaction in it.

  4. We agree, even if our words differ somewhat.

    Being – true being – is so simple when we live it. It just gets complicated when people try to write, speak or think about it.

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