Belief is a force

that drives humanity,

across cultures and

times, places, lands

and all that falls on

humans in the living

of this temporal life.


Belief brings us together,

and bonds humans tightly in

communities of belonging

that build strong meanings

like a warm fortresses against

the cold of nothingness.


Belief can also be the spark

that ignites conflict and the

point of separation between

people trying to find surety

in a universe that only obeys

the laws that governed 

its creation in times beyond

the capacity of human thought.


Living in uncertainty, wondering,

and seeking the meanings for

it all in the absence and the

empty spaces that point out and

point in: this is the ground of

belief as the seeking to find

what is unwilling to give up it’s

deep and unfathomable secrets.