The word emuna (faith) is related to the word omen, one who raises and nurtures an infant.
The seedling of faith must be tended like a child.
The authentic experience must be developed and given room to grow.
It must be given the opportunity to find expression.
We must stop being afraid of ourselves, stop worrying about the approval of the Congress of Fools.
We must find and nurture the thing that is so close, which needs only “to be done” – to be carried out and actualized.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz