There is a flip side to self-doubt, that crippling belief that undercuts your confidence in how to move forward. It’s your judgment. Judgment is the sticky conclusion you have about yourself and the world. You hold on to it no matter what.
When you cling to your judgments, you create a roadblock. You deny your ability to see new possibilities and opportunities. You get stuck in the conclusion that you formed.
There is a natural flow to life—if you allow it.
Navigating through the ever-changing waters of each situation in life requires an ability to receive new information, discern its “truth” and alter course accordingly. What may appear from the outside as changing your mind, may instead be a reflection of an inner process that is guiding you in a new direction.
Could you allow yourself to open to receive new information about yourself and your life situations? Or does feedback from others turn your boundaries into steel barriers? There is a problem with this. These barriers become a cage, not allowing you to filter the new information to determine its value. Your conclusion is set.
Are you open to the feedback that life presents? That feedback can act like a mirror, showing you where you are at any moment in time. When you can see your reflection, you are better able to determine your actions from a place of free will.
What if you allowed new information to change your conclusion?
Can you feel the opening breath that brings? Your heart opens. Life opens.
Reflect on this
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you through the weekend. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing can be an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It can lead you to deeper insight. It can stimulate action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever moves you.