"To one who has faith no explanation is necessary. To one without faith no explanation is possible." -St. Thomas Aquinas
One simple word, faith, is one of the 7 gifts of detachment. However, just like the other gifts there are those who will not see it. Why? Because it might interfere with the ego’s desire to control everything, especially the story that is the life of the ego.
However, I really like this quote which depicts faith as a gift of detachment:
"Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until the light returns." -Ann Lamott
How many times have each of us endured a mess, full of emptiness and even discomfort? But then recall the light returned – amidst the mess.
Faith means you have to let go and detach — noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and let all that ugliness be there until the light returns.
Where is your faith? And where is your light?