A response to daily prompt: Mystical


We, human beings, have satisfied many of our needs to understand our physical world.  However, there is one concept which is quite mystical to our scientific process, and it is ‘faith’.  By one of our English’s definitions, ‘faith’ is defined as “a (1) :  belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) :  belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion“.  So, there are are six main components in the aforementioned definition: a) belief, b) trust, c) loyalty, d) God, e) doctrine, and f) religion. Let’s take Buddhism without discussing the details of the variants of this religion’s doctrines, Buddhists believe and trust Buddha, and they are loyal to His teaching to  escape the cycle of suffering and rebirth.  In contrast of Buddhists’ beliefs, Catholicism teaches us that there is only one God, and there is no cycle of suffering and rebirth to escape from. Both of these teachings have been the spiritual foundation for billion of people to live as kind, compassionate, and productive people.   So, how do we explain the differences between these two wonderful faiths?  Faith is quite mystical, isn’t it?

One wonderful moment at a time, and we have shared a lifetime with each other.

I have witnessed my broken relationships that either one or both parties usually did not try to communicate nor willing to work through their differences with compassion.  My spouse and I have spent many decades thru the ups and downs of our lives.  During all these years, we have taken turns to provide each other the needed emotional supports.  We have shared with each other everything in our daily lives.  Interestingly, we have had as many disagreements as we have had with agreements.  However, we have rarely argued since we believe that nothing is important enough to ruin our precious moment together.  Yes, one wonderful moment at a time, and we have shared a lifetime with each other.