How many of us really know anything? Steven Pressfield, in his book, Do the Work, says, “I was thirty years old before I had an actual thought. Everything up till them was either what Buddhists call “monkey-mind” (chatter) or the reflective regurgitation of whatever my parents or teachers said, or whatever I saw on the news or read in a book, or heard somebody rap about, hanging around the street corner.”
Most of our so-called “thoughts” are simply the processing of someone else’s information. Some input that we took in. It stands to reason that the wider variety of input we take in, the “smarter” we get to be.
Wouldn’t we all aspire to be faithful citizens? Of the nation, of the world, of our family, and of our community.
Whatever your personal definition of faith is, doesn’t that sound like something we’d want to aspire to?
Don’t we want to have faith in our community? To believe that we’re safe? That we’re free? That we belong…