There is a difference between trust and faith.
We can trust ourselves, yet still not have faith.
And to build upon the one we need most.
Trust allows us to operate in a world with confidence.
We trust that we will receive our mail, have food to eat, and be safe when we leave our home.
We trust in the systems that are built around us, transportation, banking, healthcare and education.
Our trust allows us to get up in the morning, do our work, and make a contribution.
Yes, trust is earned.
It is earned by ourselves and by others.
Faith, on the other hand, is a belief.
We have faith that things will work out.
We have faith in those beliefs that offer no concrete experience.
Faith takes us where trust cannot.
It moves us forward in the darkest hours and in the most difficult situations.
When we have faith, we can step out into the unknown and still thrive.
Trust takes hard work to build up, and can be easily broken.
Faith comes to us for no reason at all, and stays with us through the most trying times.
Knowing whether we need more trust or more faith is an important distinction.
We can have faith in Life, and trust that we are doing our part.
So next time you face a challenge, it might be helpful to ask, Do I need more trust or more faith?
Our job to learn when to lean on and develop which one of them.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant