What Does Faith Mean In Modern Society?

What Does Faith Mean In Modern Society?

Faith, the meaning changes for each individual. For me, anytime I heard the word my mind would instantly wander to the realm of religion. Exploring the word further, it generally means placing trust on someone or something. This led to my opening line, faith in words. The poet, creative and blogger hold a responsibility to guide their audiences in an unbias manner. To inspire, educate and inform, did I do well?

do you have faith in my words?
that I’d never lead you astray?
I’m tripping over my own thoughts
let’s rewind to the beginning
complete trust, confidence, faith
I could take the easy route
speak about the spiritual
but what would you gain?
pass it off as mythology when in actuality
I was preaching honesty
thought-provoking, sparking debate
a journey down destruction lane
modern society, the generation of today
consumed by greed, violence is all that stands
two powerhouses never saw eye-to-eye
ironic as their foundations were the same
back to the projects, the hard knock life
is it worth it?
we all need a ray of hope
but that pretty flower will spoil you then poison you
potions, pills and everything in between
the allure, temptation of the forbidden
a potential passion you could explore
an easy escape to the realm of unknown
darkness or light – who’s to know?

Faith, Gold & Architecture

the world is exhausting
a temporary place
pray or prey – choose wisely
are you blessed up or have a target on your back?
chasing the dirty money or living the righteous way?
meditating for relief, relaxation, a release
reaching a point of satisfaction
only to realise the finish line kept moving
rumours and alternative facts
the truth seems to be taboo
even when it’s staring you dead in the face
pessimistic thoughts
do you have faith?
it’s hard to tell when you walk past the struggling man
without a care in the world
role reversal, you’re now in his shoes
begging for recognition, a shred of humanity
trying to reach a higher frequency
unacknowledged words you choose not to remember
but God sits inside, it’s time to look within
travel deeper, further than before
awake the third eye, the closed portal
darkness or light – who’s to know?

Designs Sheikh Zayed Mosque

an unwritten loyalty to the scriptures
the living guru who guides me down my path
eases my pain with comforting words
smiles with me whilst celebrating the wins
you understand, love and cherish
my wonderful teacher
reciting your name is my favourite hobby
the calming melodies, voices of praise
one thing for certain
the world is yours, I merely reside in it
until my purpose is complete and we meet again
Waheguru.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

what does faith mean to you?

Until next time, stay fabulous,

10 Comments

  1. July 11, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Intriguing writing. Now I want to know more about what you personally believe and pick you brain on some things. I like it when people can go deep and explore the topic of faith.

    • tajinder
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      Aww, thank you dear, glad you enjoyed the post. Go ahead, I’m always open to answering questions.

      Tx.

  2. July 11, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. Faith to me means believing in something bigger than yourself and knowing. Such breathtaking photos and amazing writing!

    • tajinder
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I love writing from the heart. I definitely agree with you on that, stay fabulous!

      Tx.

  3. July 11, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Your writing is so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful words! I’m not religious myself, but I DO think there’s something bigger than us and a reason that we’re all here. In my opinion, neither the word “faith”, nor its meaning, should be directly tied to religion (though I know for a lot of people it is). I can have faith in myself, in others… I can have faith that I’ll be able to achieve my dreams, in the fact that I’m right where I’m supposed to be at his point in my life…etc. 🙂

    • tajinder
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 12:53 am

      Aww thank you dear, I appreciate that so much! Exactly, the definition itself isn’t tied to religion, yet when someone utters the word faith we instantly seem to head towards that path.

      Tx.

  4. July 11, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    You are so smart and creative. Great topic too which makes people question their own beliefs…

    • tajinder
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 12:50 am

      Aww, so many compliments, thank you dear, I’m humbled. Glad you enjoyed the post!

      Tx.

    • tajinder
      Author
      July 16, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Aww thank you dear, appreciate the kind words.

      Tx.

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