Having something to live for is very important to me. My faith is what I live for. It keeps me going. Having faith can mean going to church, or even just knowing that there will be a better tomorrow.
To me, having any kind of faith is essential to living a zen lifestyle. It gives me motivation. Living simply and having faith go hand in hand. The determination to live minimally and simply bring you that much closer to the world, the community, and yourself.
Faith to me is living for my friends, family, and loved ones. When I am faced with a challenge, I do it not only for betterment of myself, but for the betterment of others.
Figuring out what you are living for is a personal journey. Using faith as a motivational tool, to me, is what keeping faith is all about. It's my backbone, and I wouldn't be here without it.