Being comfortable with our doubts and uncertainty

For too long, we’ve been taught that certainty is good.

But what if it’s not?

What if it inhibits our growth as human beings in a gloriously vibrant and ever-changing world?

What if it stops us from perceiving the mysterious depths of reality just because it doesn’t have a hard edge?

DOUBTS

You don’t need to hide
from your doubts.

Let them come to you.
Let them fill you
with their peculiar magic
and show you
that the path is generous,
that it will accept more questions
than you could possibly ask.

Let your uncertainty
be the teacher you always needed –
the one who smiles
with a glint in their eye
and answers, ‘Maybe.’

+ Gideon Heugh, from Rumours of Light, 2021

Thanks for the reminder, Gideon…

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿