Self-doubt can cause a lot of inner turmoil, whether our uncertainty is about our behavior, perceptions, or a decision. This morning I was experiencing some self-doubt. So I sat in meditation and focused, asking for clarity about my situation. It wasn’t long before I was filled with a knowing and confirmation that my current direction is indeed appropriate for me at this time.

What a relief to receive validation. It didn’t take much effort or time and yet it can be so easy to let turmoil go on and on, instead of taking the simple step of pausing to focus and deeply listen. Not grasping a moment to be still and concentrate beneath common emotional reactions means staying in anxiousness unnecessarily.

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