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“To have the courage to

Question one’s certainties, is

True courage.”

~ The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin translated by Roy Melvyn

Sit with this a while and see what comes up for you…

Bringing our awareness to the beliefs that we hold, and usually take for granted, is the first step in our personal growth and spiritual self inquiry. When we look inwards and question our thinking and assumptions, it opens up new perspectives and gives us the opportunity to learn about what has been unknown…. or what may never be discoverable in this life.

This venture into the unknown is a courageous path because the ego-mind will be alert for any conflicting views or threats to its long held position. The ego holds on to those beliefs that have become our certainties about life. It can keep us rigid, stubborn, critical and damning, or simply safe and stuck.

The choice is ours. To embrace the new or hold on to our certainties.

To those on the path of Yoga teacher training, take courage as you embrace what is beyond belief.



About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

20 comments on “Self Questioning

  1. It’s amazing when that moment arrives. We ‘ego’ our way around everything until this ‘event’ shakes our foundations. And this tiny beam of light begins to shine through a crack or two in those walls we build.
    Great post Val, and thank you for sharing your sunlight ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. It’s comforting to know the choice is ours. Thanks for this, Val. xo

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  3. The more we Know the more we know the more we don’t know.

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  4. Lovely post Val. I have to say at this stage of my life I have become far more comfortable with the unknown than the restriction of certainties. So “yes” to this marvellous post.

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  5. Beautiful Val. This is how we expand and become ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š

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  6. An excellent practice, Val. Thanks for the reminder. โค

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  7. Beautiful description of this practice, Val โค

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  8. To venture into the unknown is to grow and discover our true purpose. Beautiful Val ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Another gem, thank you, Val!

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  10. Going on the path of discovering the inner world is really a courageous decision, I remember a friend of mine said “People will get crazy if they kept digging inside, they may found something different of themselves”

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