Mind Your Faith

“Religious mindfulness” or “Religious mindedness” is a gift. It is a miraculous gift. Its possibility is an extraordinary mystery.

If you are blessed with a religious mind, treasure it. It shall not always be as easy to acquire and cultivate as it apparently is today for many millions.

Is “personal faith” distinct from “social faith”? Yes. And the fascinating thing is that one does not even have to be religiously minded to have personal faith. Any more than one has to be romantic to experience love.

Personal faith is like music. Since it requires no socialisation per se for its enjoyment, personal faith needs no explicit contemplation of religious objects. Like good sleep or the preference for particular meals, it is one more element of the complexity of self that is lost when it is measured or justified.

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