In the May Ah-Man Newsletter, I ask the question: What is Your Spiritual Foundation and What are The Four Pillars of Spirituality? The foundation is your belief in God/Higher Power/Source; a Power greater than ourselves. The Four Pillars are the structure.
The Four Pillars upon which we build our walls and roof are so simple that most of us take them for granted. Others have compromised their pillars and, thus, get blown around when the winds of life blow hard.
The Four Pillars are:
- TRUTHFULNESS: to thine own self be true, live within your means
- COMMITMENT: to others (work, friendships, etc.) and to marriage vows
- NON INJURY: not only in the physical sense, but also in words and thoughts
- FAITHFULNESS: to your system of belief in God
Faith is not necessarily a belief in a certain religion. Religions are started by a prophet, an incarnation, or an avatar coming to a region and delivering a message of their profound experience of God. Then that religion will become a commentary for the prophet/incarnation/avatar, and that commentary becomes its faith.
Faith is a spiritual term for an intuitive knowing that everything is happening for a greater cause, even though you might not completely understand or agree with it.
This faithfulness will give you the ability to rebound quicker when you are blown away by the painful experiences of life.
We can see those who are not certain of their faithfulness question things over and over and cause much pain for themselves. Faith is not something that can be understood by rational thought or proved by a series of experiments. Faith is spiritual and spiritual things cannot be explained or proven with the limited senses of mankind.
When you walk in today’s world practicing Truthfulness, Commitment, Non-Injury and Faithfulness, know that you are spreading Peace, Love, Wisdom and Joy.
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