One of the books that I read many years ago that served as a turning point in my mental habits, was You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, by John-Roger & Peter McWilliams.
If you haven’t devoured it yet, here is a snip-it to taste. (There are some very profound thoughts here to ponder!)
“Faith, all by itself, can be a little passive. We like faith to be an active process–hence, our use of the word faithing.
Faithing is trusting that everything will work out for the highest good of all concerned. Beyond that, faithing is realizing that everything already is working out for the highest good of all concerned We may not like it that way, but with faith we realize that our opinion and desire about how we think it should be aren’t necessarily the way it will work out best.
Faithing is actively setting aside our personal shoulds, musts, opinions and beliefs and moving into the flow of what’s actually happening. With faithing, we put acceptance above opinion.
If we have faith that everything will turn out all right, it follows logically that everything already is all right. Where we are now is the “all right” we had faith about in some past moment of faithing.
This moment is fine, just as it is.
Faithing works here and now. It acknowledges that there’s a plan at work, and that the plan is unfolding perfectly. We may not like it, but it continues unfolding perfectly just the same. Faithing is flowing with what’s going on, whatever that may be.”
“Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander in the small coin of empty words.” Geroge Sand