April 3, 2014

FAITH




Last week a student came to me with a problem stating that he is very frightened, and feels paralyzed with fear. He is unable to focus and concentrate on the subjects. I tried to explore the underlying reasons and I found that he has been spending too much of time convincing himself that he is useless, he is  not worth and will not succeed in his exams.

As a result too much of negative thinking has led him to a state of insecurity, fear and anxiety. The fear has created a mountain for him.

There is another student who did have concentration issues to deal with, and he was helped to deal with this thinking pattern; he was encouraged and appreciated to look at all the positive aspects of his life. The result is that he topped the class. The faith that we instill in ourselves and others will definitely help us move mountains. What are we nurturing in our minds every day in our lives is very important?

“Two great forces in the world are more important than all the others. One is faith and the other is fear and faith is stronger than fear.” Norman Vincent Peale

May you be guided with faith!

 

28 comments:

  1. Faith helps you overcoming your fears :)
    Nice post !

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    1. Thanks, appreciate your comments !

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  2. My father taught me: "FEED YOUR FAITH - OR FEED YOUR FEAR" Whichever one you choose to feed will grow. The one you don't feed will die.

    Thank you for your post. If you would like, take a look at the post I wrote about lessons learned from my father http://batteredhope.blogspot.ca/2014/01/pay-tribute-to-special-father.html#.U0B2uCjc_Vg

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    1. Happy to hear from you, and I liked your father's teaching, it is very true ! I would like to visit your post, have been out of station, will definitely look at it, thanks !

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  3. Oh yes, faith can move mountains! We have to believe in ourselves!

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    1. very true shilpa ! thanks for stopping by ! I am eager to read your post ... you are inspiring !

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  4. True faith can help facing a lot of obstacles in life...

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. you are right ! it is faith that helps us to face challenges, thanks, appreciate you !

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  5. Oh yes, I believe that also: faith can concur fear:-) Lovely said!

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    1. Fear will only cripple us from within, and too much of fear sometimes can lead to anxiety & panic attacks, where as faith will lead us to peace and confidence in ourselves, thanks for the comment, appreciate you !

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  6. As parents & teachers we are the ones who can guide our next generation to have faith in them....a lovely post

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    1. Very true ! working in the counseling centre, I realise how important it is to instil in faith and courage in youngsters, it is so easy for them to lose hope.. thanks for your comments !

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  7. A very good post with very relevant examples of how faith actually works! Well done!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, appreciate you !

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  8. A happy co-incdence that we both chose to post on "Faith" :)

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    1. oh really ! would love to read yours ! been away for 4 days, just back, and eager to connect ! thanks !

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  9. Very thoughtful post!!! Faith is something that is so uncommon these days!!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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    1. Thanks dear ! you are very right, I meet a lot of students in our counseling centre who no faith in themselves and feel so insecure about future....

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  10. Genevieve, love the post and indeed Faith is stronger than anything else :)

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    1. Thanks for your affirmation, agree with you !

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  11. Indeed we need to have faith in our capabalities to suceed in life. Thoughtful post.

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    1. very true, without faith its difficult to succeed ! thanks for your comments !

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  12. Faith... Faith... Faith... yeah that's the mantra!

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    1. Thanks thanks thanks sheethal ! nice to hear that

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  13. Sometimes when I'm dealing with self doubt I use mantras and self talk that encourages me onward and gives me faith in myself! It's so important!

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    1. I am glad to hear that, it is very important to affirm, encourage and say positive things to ourselves to keep us happy and move with confidence ! thanks for your comments !

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  14. What a wonderful teacher you are, your students are obviously blessed to have you in their lives :) Reflex Reactions

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    1. Wow ! what a compliment ! loved to read this,thanks for your appreciation !

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