Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Magic of Doubt
We often hear that we have to take risks in order to succeed. That is true. But we also have to avoid stupid, unreasonable risks. Those kind of risks can make further success impossible. If we lean on authority and dogma we will never get anywhere for ourselves. If we do succeed it is not our success but the success of the creed we blindly followed. Doubt can be magic. Doubt your path. Then look ahead and avoid the obstacles. The path may be fine but walking it blindly can be dangerous. Don't let doubt turn you into a timid mouse, hiding away in your hole. Find a balance between doubt and taking things by storm. A balanced life uses doubt and risk together in measured doses. The magic is in being able to reason and weigh and then use the zing of your creativity to go forward. A mantra for a wise magician might be 'doubt then do'. Your self expression is important. Warning signs will show themselves to you. These are feeling of unease or discomfort that you are failing yourself or going against your core values. When you see or feel these signs it is good to actively call on your ability to doubt. But do not doubt your self. Doubt the path way on which you are embarked. This will help you see the more true path. Then go forth, even if it feels risky. The field of magic, the universe, is on your side. May the spark be with you.