Literally means trust and belief in goodness of a person or a situation.
For me anyone/anything which helps to bring optimism in my perspective is the one I endow my faith in. I wondered how can perspectives are changed with the presence absence of anybody in your life and what solidifies the belief in someone.
We have faith in doctors for our medical queries, fashion designers for fashion, leaders for people, lovers for their support, counselors for their guidance etc… which clearly proves faith comes only when we are sure and believe in the capability of the person to handle the situation. So that defines the change in perspective as well ‘coz now the situations of your life gets shored up by the engagement of the person you believe is better to handle it.
Faith is association, which defines its nature as well. It isn’t perennial but fickle and every time it fails or succeeds it leaves you with many realizations about your incapability and capability as well to handle situations.
Anyways the entire thought started with a visit to a temple and the never ending queue of devotees ready to offer their prayers. Their strong belief seems to come from the ubiquitous stories of strong association of this power with the devotee till he successfully managed to sail through the situation. Each one of us approves or disapproves of these stories based on our understanding and probably that makes us an atheist or an atheist for the society but that’s very myopic criterion to define it.
Anytime in your life if you have believed in somebody’s capability to handle situation you know what FAITH means.