The Hermit Monk

The Hermit Monk  
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Faith is the opening of all sides and every level of one's life to the divine inflow.
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is not being sure. It is not being sure, but betting with your last cent.
    - Mary Jean Iron

Faith is always an adventure.
    - Elsie Chamberlain

I have always envied the Tibetans their simple faith, for all my life I have been a seeker. Though I learned, while in Asia, the way to meditate, the final answer to the riddle of life has not been vouchsafed to me. But I have at least learned to contemplate the events of life with tranquility and not let myself be flung to and fro by circumstances in a sea of doubt.
    - Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years In Tibet

I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings. I believe that the state we enter after death is wrought of our own motives, thoughts, and deeds. I believe that in the life to come I shall have the senses I have not had here, and that my home there will be beautiful with color, music, speech of flowers and faces I love.
    Without this faith there would be little meaning in my life. I should be "a mere pillar of darkness in the dark." Observers in the full enjoyment of their bodily senses pity me, but it is because they do not see the golden chamber in my life where I dwell delighted; for, dark as my path may seem to them, I carry a magic light in my heart. Faith, the spiritual strong searchlight, illumines the way, and although sinister doubts lurk in the shadow, I walk unafraid towards the Enchanted Wood where the foliage is always green, where joy abides, where nightingales nest and sing, and where life and death are one in the Presence of the Lord.
    - Helen Keller, Midstream, My Later Life

I believe in the abundance of this planet. I don't want to speak too much about it because the more you think you know, the less the magic works. But I am a true believer that there is an abundance factor, either through angels or through karma.
    - Ethan Hubbard, Roderick MacIver Interview

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Faith isn’t easy
For doubters like me
But help has showed up in my life at crucial times
And the only thanks I can offer—to try to live my life with gratitude.
    - Roderick MacIver