In the words of Khalil Gibran “doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother” Doubt is a natural part of life, we all second-guess We second-guess our choices We second-guess ourselves Our friends We second-guess life itself at times The issue therefore is not doubt, but rather the absence or lack of faith. Part of the function of your brain is to assess and mitigate risk. Your brain likes predictability, it doesn’t like uncertainty, it wants comfort and s
Life has this way of throwing lots of questions at you. Moral and ethical questions, existential and even practical questions The obvious reaction to every question asked, is to try to resolve it by coming up with some kind of answer that is satisfactory enough to satisfy your curiosities. Either that, or ignore them completely and escape into an abyss. But what happens when you can’t find the answer that’s satisfactory enough, or you can’t resolve your dilemma by simply grap
I’m guessing that if you’ve clicked on this article you’re expecting to read an account of how I have abandoned traditional religion for some form of new age spirituality. That’s not quite the case, so you may be a little disappointed. There was a period where I really grappled with religion and even with the whole notion of spirituality. For the best part of well over a decade, I didn’t just lose my religion; I lost all my spiritual senses along with it. I was taught, in no
'Will' is undeniably linked with 'intention'. If you 'will' something, you set yourself an intention, to either make or allow something to happen. So many of us get so fixated on the how, so fixated in fact that the focus shifts away from the intention itself and onto the details of how the intention may be manifested. In doing so, we take energy away from our intention and alas, nothing. How does an intention come to fruition if we will it? The short answer is, I don’t know.