Many times I have wished that I could convince others to have faith in this immeasurable, invisible force that surrounds and protects us. . . .

Faith is an active force — not a passive one — an invisible power, like love. It is not simply a belief in goodness, it is a belief put into action in the present moment. In the ancient Hindu belief system, faith also conveys protection, by giving us trust and confidence in the rightness of what we are doing. Faith enables us to have a positive attitude and hope even in the face of seemingly irreversible setbacks.

Caroline Myss in Invisible Acts of Power