As George Michael would say.
We all have faith; it’s more than a religious word and concept.
Faith is how we sense, open, and begin to form the future in a universe more random and beautifully chaotic than Modernism ever allowed.
Faith makes it possible for us to make the vulnerable journey, because the future is about what cannot be seen, often because it doesn’t exist, yet.
Faith is not an idea or concept, it’s movement. Nassim Taleb is right to say, ‘A prophet is not someone who first had an idea; he is the one to first believe in it – and take it to its conclusion’ – to “put skin on it.”*
Faith makes it possible for imperfect and incomplete people to move with deep grace when others believe themselves unable.
The proud person never receives enough recognition, the greedy person never has enough resources to move very far beyond their present world, but, faith-people have velocity provided by a recognition of who they are in relation to others, their world, and their future self.
Faith is dynamic stuff and you have enough, right now. What will you make?
(*From Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile.)