Back in 2005, Rabbi David Aaron of www.Isralight.org recorded several hours of audio teaching he called an Emunah Seminar, and his words are enlivening my studies this Elul 5773.
Here are are few quotes from his teaching called The State of Being, which describes our faith as who we are, as part of our core essence we can tap into when we are willing to set aside distractions:
"Faith is not a collection of ideas,
faith is a state of being."
"Rav Kook explains that faith is the revelation of the Self, of yourself. It is the basic self-revealing of your inner essence.
It is not something that you achieve, that you accomplish in the sense of adding more information, amassing more knowledge.
It's actually something that you need to release from yourself, in essence."
"Emunah is the basic self-revealing
of the essence of the soul."
Rabbi David Aaron