Faith

Photo word of the week – Faith

Noun – Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

Besides from its religious connotations, the word ‘faith’ can imply a degree of certainty in someone or something. This week’s photo, for example, demonstrates the inherent faith that the goat has in its ability to balance and climb. With this faith, the goat can reach food sources not accessible to other animals or find relative safety from predators.


Even with the natural ability do something, faith is still required to turn that ability into reality.

Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Bonus video – The decent of the baby ibex

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Thinking small, thinking big

Whilst eating breakfast this morning, I watched the bees visiting Lavender flowers on my patio. Going about their lives without a care for anything else. For the bees, their world is the flower. Their time is now. Their lives are small.

Our lives are complicated. We look beyond the here and now. But wouldn’t it sometimes be nice to be able to dedicate our minds and selves in such a singular and direct way?

Watching bees lets me escape and imagine, for just a moment, that life is simple.

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When walking home tonight, I looked up at the moon suspended low in the night sky. To us, our would seems big. But on a cosmic scale, to our moon and beyond, we realise how small and vulnerable it really is.

To us, our lives are important. To us, our lives are everything and consequential. But wouldn’t it sometimes be nice to think that the things we do and the choices we make are not important?

Thinking about the scale of it all, compared to ourselves, lets me realise that life should be led without worry. How can we worry when we realise how insignificant we really are?

To the universe, we are just like the bee.