"Faith is not a noun, it is a verb. Faith is not something that one person "has" and another "doesn't"; faith is not a thing, so it can't be measured or possessed. Faith is a way of being. It is a spiritual practice, a way of discovering what is reliable and true, a way of expanding trust in our inner wisdom. It is a place inside where we are in a compassionate relationship with what is strong and whole within ourselves, where we listen to the still, small voices of our heart and soul. When we are practicing a path of faith, we are in intimate conversation with what is deepest in our mind, heart, spirit."
"Faith is a centering response. The search for faith is a search for our true nature, for the spirit within, the divine strength that lives in our deepest heart. When we were small, we sought safety in trying to control the dangers that populated our daily lives. We kept waiting until everything was okay, until everyone was finally asleep, until the fighting was over. But as we grow older we discover that the hazards and discomforts that threaten us never totally disappear from our lives. We begin to see that true safety is not the absence of danger but rather the presence of something else - the presence of a sense of faith, born in the heart and sustained by a spirit of serenity, trust, and courage. If we seek safety within ourselves and not in the manipulation of environment and circumstances, then our practice becomes a pilgrimage to uncover a deep and abiding faith in our own gifts, our own strengths, and our own spirit."