• Michael Dahdal

No Doubt

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


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 security for you, it's its way of keeping you alive.

But keeping you alive, doesn't mean living and rarely is there growth in merely surviving.

Reality is, sometimes you need to leave the cave to hunt and gather, other wise you’ll simply wither away and die.

So then, there’s this interplay between doubt and faith

Between risk and reward

Between knowing and doing

And too often we try to reason our way through it by using our rational functions.

We analyse all the variables and cling, attaching ourselves to specific outcomes