“Faith means that you have such confidence in the certainty of something occurring, that you truly have not one ounce of doubt about it. Or, as I once heard Dr. Wayne Dyer say during a live presentation, “faith is not a belief that you will have that which you desire, but rather a confident, inner knowing that you will.” The difference is simple: A belief is a theoretical concept, one that can be easily affected by doubt. Knowing, on the other hand, is something that comes from direct experience of your own life, and thus exists within you, unencumbered by doubt. For example, you could have a belief that you can swim, but you will only know that it is possible when you actually get into a pool or the ocean and experience it…
This same principle applies to everything you want to manifest in your life, as you need to have a knowing – not simply a belief – that what you desire will come to pass. But is it really possible to have an undying faith that your most heartfelt desires will be fulfilled? In a word, YES! If you doubt this is true, ask yourself the following questions: Do you believe that the most recent meal you consumed will be automatically and efficiently digested, or do you know it? Do you believe that your heart will instantly adjust its beat rate to accommodate for increased physical activity, or do you know it?
The answers are obvious, of course; you absolutely know that all critical life processes will be taken care of automatically, so you never give them a second thought. Why then is it that the majority of human beings are unable to apply that same mentality to the other elements of their lives?…There is one very basic answer to these and all similar questions: at some point we were each taught at some level to be afraid, and our fear then transformed into a lack of trust in the God-Force for anything other than life itself”
Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”
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