I thought long and hard before I tackled this post because it can be a bit or a tender subject for many. It wasn't even on my original list of things to embrace, but the more I thought about it, the more I came to the realization that we all need to embrace having faith in something that makes us better human beings.
For others, it may be faith in something spiritual but not in "God" as such, but in a higher being that inspires them to be the best possible version of themselves. Something that helps explain life's ups and downs and gives a purpose to it all. It brings serenity and acceptance and an opening up of the heart and mind, along with a desire to seek a deeper meaning to our life here on earth.
For others, it may be faith in themselves and their abilities, they may have enough within themselves to not feel the need to look for a greater inspiration. They look for a balance between their ego and their soul to find their reason for being and to develop into the person they envisage themselves becoming.
I'd like to think that we are all on a journey - not clinging to outward symbols of a religion or a creed. It would be wonderful if we can take the elements of what we have faith in, and use them towards enriching our lives, making us more accepting of others, more giving, more caring, more loving, and more willing to compromise.
So many evil things have been done in the name of faith and religion, I'd like to see us embrace a faith that is positive and affirming, one that seeks the betterment of ourselves and others. I'd love to see unity and harmony and happiness flow from our hearts because we have embraced our faith, learned from it, and shared it with others.