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By Mary Layton

It’s good to have faith. People who go to church on a regular basis or are devoted to a spiritual practice, when faced with difficult or painful situations, can fall back on faith as a source of comfort and peace. They are not thrown off by struggles and worries; they go about their lives the best they can, all the while trusting that they can rely on God or a higher power to guide them. Exercising my faith through prayer and meditation gives me more clarity and expands my thinking to see the bigger picture. Faith puts me in touch with a larger version of myself. Turning to God for help has taken me to a deeper place within myself. I sense that it is a part of me that wants what is good for me, that makes me to seek peace, happiness, direction and wholeness in my life. Instead of feeling lost and desperate to change something in my life right away, or feeling that I must know all the answers, I may now be able to wait for the right moment to act or make a decision. I may be more in tune with external signs pointing me in the right direction or notice the wonders of my intuition.

To have faith takes courage, the ability to take risks and endure pain and disappointments. It is often in our darkest hour, when we feel that our lives are most uncertain that the opportunity presents itself for us to reach for guidance form a higher power. And miraculously help comes to us somehow, in ways we didn’t expect.
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About the Author:

Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.