Silhouette or Solid?

Are your beliefs a sketchy silhouette loosely
adopted from what your faith and family said?
Barely skin deep, a vague shadowy ritual,
blindly followed because it seems ‘right’?

Or have you had reason to question and probe
then deeply integrated with your very soul?
Some wait for crisis or trauma, to take a closer
look but at death’s door you need a solid grasp

of exactly what it means for you!

Solid faith sincerely opens your heart to everyone,
is accepting and embraces diversity.
To preach or convert turns others right off,
they will find their way when they are ready!



  1. Spot on, and in a weird way took me also to the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody – Silhouette, and also fantasy, a song about facade really. Couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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  2. You have laid it out perfectly. Unless the creed in embedded in strong belief, it is just hanging in the air, easily displaced by a gust of strong wind of doubt.

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  3. Beautifully written and seed for thought. This can open up a meaningful and profound dialogue on what we believe, and why, and how we truly live out those beliefs in our lives –
    not just pay lip service to a religion without practicing which should lead to true spirituality.

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  4. The questions you asked…the challenge you gave…are important.
    Communing with and learning from someone/something bigger spiritually and deeper spiritually than ourselves can be lived out in our lives…by how we act and react, how we help, how we make people feel, etc.
    I love your ending…yes, people do find their way when they are ready.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  5. My faith is a living thing, sometimes weak and sometimes strong. Enhanced by experiences through my life. I was raised in a certain culture and religion, but as a young woman found reason to leave that all behind, to question the faith as my fore-fathers taught it. As a more mature woman I’ve re-embraced the teachings, using the experiences of my youth to fashion my own idea of what God expects (if He expects anything of us at all) and to look at death in a pragmatic way. It will come, it’s a question of how prepared will I be to answer when it calls?

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    • agreed, you do live your faith, it’s deeply integrated into your heart 🙂
      It’s not just death we need to prepare for but all those challenges that we meet along the way, if our faith is deeply integrated then we have a solid foundation to build on no matter which faith if it works for us!


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