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
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