Rarely will I press any religion upon anyone. It's not my destiny or my expertise to perpetuate the belief in faith, in the Devine, beyond what I internally believe. But, what I do believe is that my "HIM" is always with me. He walks along side my every breath; I know this and it's what I faithfully believe to be true.
To BELIEVE, you must have confidence and principles; confidence that you will falter in some aspects of life and principles that are founded upon the belief that you are a product of development. We air our dirty laundry way too often. Our life is not meant to be a cheap display of fallacies and negativity, but the result of pain is too often the result of publicized failure for far too many people. I think about my three year old nephew, Vito, and I wonder what his future looks like? I wonder if he's going to learn and feel fulfilled enough with the power of "HIM" to surpass tolerance of disappointment?
I'm different now than I was even two years ago. My core values are much clearer now than they've ever been. I think about all the sacrifices I made towards my life and the life's of others, and I wonder if the decisions I've made are consistent with the ultimate destiny that "HE" has planned for me? Ironically, the one aspect of my life that I don't question is LOVE; the love I have for myself, my family, living, my passions, and others- this has never been a gray area for me. I strongly believe that "HE" puts people and circumstances in our lives for various reasons. There's never one prescribed methodology as to "why", but it's important that we pay attention to enlightenment in our life.
I never want to accept failure at being ME; I don't want others to fail at being them. I've met and know so many people in my life that have literally moved my spirit and mindset in so many ways. If I said a million "thank you's" it wouldn't be enough to replenish the debt that I owe to "HIM" for surronding me, even if for a moment, with the quintessential encounters of people and experiences in my life.
I'm not here to preach; I have no interest in that area. I leave it to the experts to speak about their "HIM". However, what I do affirm is that I never could or would make it without a commitment to the belief that someone is always, always, always watching over me; driving me past any disappointments in my life. I lean on the people and the intuition "HE" has put into my life to shelter me, to check me, to guide me, and to release me when the moment calls.
As a child, my mother sheltered me; as an adult humility checks me; faith, morals, and values guide me; and "He" will release me from all things when he sees fit. Until then, until he declares that my time is NOW, I will live in the NOW; in preperation for the FUTURE; and, in acceptance of settlement of the PAST.
You can't move forward holding on to the past. You must forgive yourself for all the things you left behind THEN, and labor for all the things you want NOW and LATER. You have to love yourself; you have to believe in your "HIM", because there will come a time when he's all you have; the only one that can pull you past the occasionally grave circumstances in life.
The Sky is the limit; you just have to determine how you're going to get to your "THERE". Your "HIM" is always with you; just have faith.