Faith in Life is all you need to create miracles.
Miracles don’t happen in Life because we visit Godmen, tie talismans or practice religious rituals. They happen when we have faith in Life’s ability to pull us out of any abyss that it may have pushed us into. And they always happen only when you need them and when you know__and believe__that they will happen.
It’s so simple. You and I were born without our asking for it. We have gone through, and continue to go through, Life’s design without really a choice. Trust that the same design which created us and brought us to where we are, will show us the way forward too! Know that if you have been created, you will be provided for and taken care of. Yes, our rational side may have us well believe that some of Life’s events are our own doing. Like when you drink and drive and crash your car__it was indeed your own irresponsible choice. Just as when you have an affair outside of your marriage. But there are times when the cosmic design__what some observers call ‘Time’ or ‘Kaal’(in Hindi)__weaves a pattern that never really can be understood. Whatever you do, things just don’t work out. You work hard. But you don’t get a break. You are honest. And yet you get labeled a cheat. You have never had any ruinous habits. But you are diagnosed with terminal illness. These are all the times when you will be frustrated, burned out and be very, very angry with Life. These are also exactly the times when you must keep the faith__in Life and in yourself.
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Let’s learn from someone who has been there, seen Life, survived and won. Lance Armstrong. He is an American former professional road racing cyclist who survived testicular cancer. “During our lives we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope. I have always kept the faith by knowing that pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever,” he writes in his autobiography, It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. In October 1996, just when Lance was beginning to emerge on the international cycling circuit, he was diagnosed as having testicular cancer with a tumor that had metastasized to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. But his faith brought him back from the brink.
Whatever you and I are going through__our stories may differ, from enormous debt to a relationship crisis to a health challenge to a business failure to a mid-Life career challenge to the loss of a dear one to a legal quagmire to a tainted reputation, but the pain is the same__is Life’s way of testing us. Almost always, at first it looks difficult and well nigh impossible to face it. But in the end, it will all be fine. Because even if the problem has not gone away, your ability to deal with it has improved greatly. And, of course, you have learned, often unwittingly, the power of keeping the faith! When you reach that point of completely giving yourself up to Life, miracles always happen!