Sometimes whether or not you have chosen the path into awareness, doubts do plague us. It’s specially more troubling when you are starting your journey into the unknown. Just awakened, sleep still fogging your heart and mind as you take the first few steps into the vastness of reality, the journey to remembering your true Self.
Sometimes even when those first few steps seems completely right, that feeling of absolute rightness within you may start fading a little. You pause. Looking forward you don’t see much of what lies ahead, because there will be times when we would need to learn to listen to our heart. And the voice of the heart is soft, it’s non judgmental and it rarely if ever pushes you. It just nudges you. There will be times when you look back with a sense of nostalgia…wondering if this journey you’ve undertaken, this new journey, one of awareness…if it is all worthwhile.
And so, we have doubts. I have doubts. I think I may always have doubts.
But are doubts always bad?
Is the experience of doubt – as late psychologist Abraham Maslow asked – a need to know, or is it a fear of knowing? The contrast between curiosity and fear shows up as totally different felt sense. When you’re experiencing NEGATIVE doubt, the felts sense is CONTRACTED – you’re closed off and pulled in to protect yourself. But POSITIVE doubt – curiosity – is accompanied by a felt sense of EXPANSION, spaciousness and ease. Spaciousness means basically staying open to the moment, rather than being attached to a particular believe or agenda – p 65; Your Soul’s Compass: What Is Spiritual Guidance; Joan Borysenko & Gordon Dveirin.
So when your doubts bring you down, when it makes you feel “contracted” and when it comes with this sense of fear that you feel in your gut or chest area. When it makes you feel sad…sit with it for a while. Know that it’s one of those “bad” doubts. This may be your opportunity to learn to trust.
When your doubts don’t feel fearful. When you feel within you that it may just be your inner wisdom telling you to hold up a little, reevaluate your plan, then sit with it for a while too…and let you heart and mind work together to show you the different options you may have.
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