Far From the Tree: Step 2 Faith

It seems to be a spiritual truth, that before a higher power can begin to operate, you must first

believe that it can.

1. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Belief. Truthfully, what else have we got in life, other than to believe? Without belief, we

are simply floating in darkness on a big blue marble, susceptible to the evolutionary tides

that brought us here. It seems madness to me to not hope. Hope leads us to accept and thus

to believe in a greater power, a better plan, a purpose for our lives. Without this belief, this

acceptance it’s no wonder so many feel lost and turn to substance abuse for the numbing effect it

provides. It can be scary to realize we exist for no seemingly apparent reason – the questions can

be frightening – why am I here? Where do I go when I die? Is this all there is to life? Is there

a meaning? Alcohol and other substances provide an escape from these painful questions. But

if we believe, if we can embrace the endless love of a higher being, we can begin to accept that

maybe we aren’t all alone in this journey and that maybe there is a purpose to our lives.