A Leap of Faith…

In the face of an unending and relentless barrage of negative news, events, non events, disasters…natural and man made, it is becoming easier to throw up one’s hands in despair, giving in to the hype of a sinking ship of state. This brew has been simmering on the flame of discontent for a while now…slowly sliding into, more than anything else, a burning morass of heartbreak…however…when all is said and done…heard and found difficult to digest…the sorrow and anger seems to be misplaced and is wrongfully eating away at the very moral fibre of our collective moral responsibility of actions and beliefs…and needs a committed leap of faith once again after so many years…

Actions in the form of national ownership is the need of the hour…paying lip service in the secure confines of our comfort zones is not going to do it anymore! Standing up to be counted has to be the diktat of the times. We have to believe this in the face of all that goes against it! We have to believe that the Good Lord is in His heaven and all is in His control! Giving in to despair is a negation of this belief! This is the leap of faith that has to prompt us to become those pockets of excellence that have helped us all these years! Creating spaces of excellence and integrity in the personal, political and social discourse is vital to start the way back from the scourge of an immense spiritual, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual wasteland…a wasteland being precipitated on account of apathy…doublethink…acceptance of contradictory beliefs…above all, an acceptance, adherence and fidelity to the corruption at all levels of personal, social and political discourse and behavior…

“When men stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing…they believe anything!” Chesterton very wisely said this many moons ago…it is as acutely pertinent today as ever…this is the divide we have to overcome today…this is the leap of faith we have to take to be part of a comprehensive process of rehabilitation of the incredulous wasteland our people and land are fast turning into…this has to be done with a deep and real sense of commitment, ownership and national honor and pride…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebel With A Cause
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 08:25:24

    Wow, I really enjoyed your perspective. Although I don’t write about many of my beliefs in my blog (rebellionwithcause.wordpress.com) I agree on many of the issues. I think the way double-think is invading society is… disquieting. 1984 is a classic novel! Anyway I’ll read around on yours more in the morning!


    • shamasheikh
      Oct 15, 2011 @ 20:37:06

      Thank you for visiting my blog , I am so happy you enjoyed reading some of them…I have enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to following your journey of growth through it…


  2. Priya
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:21:05

    “When men stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing…they believe anything!” Chesterton was right, of course. And so are you, I think. No matter the definition of God, as long as it makes the believer act for a sustainable living, it is well worth taking inspiration from. We need that, don’t we, Shama?


    • shamasheikh
      Oct 17, 2011 @ 06:12:58

      You are right Priya…the world we live in today is beset with issues of prejudice, bias and intolerance and takes away from the noble qualities of mankind such as ‘ehsaan’…kindness, understanding and brotherhood…which are as you rightly said, the need of the times!


  3. souldipper
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 17:23:31

    Shama, I’m at home as I read your post. Many years ago, Buffy St. Marie, a Native American, sang a song that caused my teen-age heart to pay attention. The two lines that have stayed with me throughout maturation were in reference to “magic” which I translated as ‘non-belief’: “It rests in an empty palm. It spawns in an empty mind.”

    I asked God to be with me and that’s how it has been – though it’s taken some time for me to realize that God lives in my heart, not my mind. That’s where I have to do most of my “work”. 🙂


  4. shamasheikh
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 06:54:22

    You have such a beautiful and gentle way of expressing such big truths…thank you!


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