Self Questioning

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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.

Namaste

 

20 thoughts 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 πŸ˜€

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  2. 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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  3. 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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