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ON BEING A REAL PERSON

The Ultimate Strength
To Putt a personality together takes inner reserves of power assimilated from beyond oneself. That our spirits are continuous with a larger spiritual life, and that in this realm also our power is not selfproduced but assimilated, is the affirmation of all profound religious experience.
Those whose only technique in handling their problems is to trust in the strength of their own volition soon or late face problems to which such a technique is utterly inapplicable. When bereavement comes, for instance, bringing with it profound sorrow. Such moments call for another technique altogether-the hospitable receptivity of faith.
Many people ask, "How does one get faith, if one does not have it? One cannot will to have faith." But faith is not something we get; it is something we have. Moreover, we have a surplus of it, associated with more curious objects than tongue can tell-faith in dictatorship or astrology or rabbits' feet, in one economic nostrum or another.
Our trick of words-"belief" vs. "unbelief"-obscures this. No man can really become an unbeliever: he is psychologically shut up to the necessity of believing-in God, for example, or else in no God. When positive faiths die out, their place is always taken by negative faiths-in impossibilities rather than possibilities, in ideas that make us victims rather than masters of life.
Turgenev said: "To discover what to put before oneself is the whole problem of life." Whatever one does put thus before oneself is always the object of one's faith; one believes in it and belongs to it; and whether it be Christ, a chosen vocation or a personal friend, when such committal of faith is heartily made, it pulls the trigger of human energy.
Confidence that it is worth while constructively to tackle oneself, and the determination so to do, depends on faith of some sort. Distraught and dejected people almost inevitably ask: "Why should

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