Do you trust in your own decision-making abilities? How do you know if you’ve made the choice that will lead to the highest potential outcome? How can you maintain trust when people and situations reveal themselves to be different than you initially believed?
This coming week my grant-based job of four years is coming to an end and life is thrusting me into change and uncertainty. In work, as well as in relationships, my mind’s favorite candy is questioning my ability to make decisions that are in my best interest. The voice in my head could live an entire life surviving purely on self-doubt.
When I have difficulty trusting in people or situations I remind myself that I don’t have to trust in any thing, I only have trust in the universe, God, life itself. Yet, sometimes the voice in my head has enough momentum that even this perspective fails to interrupt its destructive thought pattern. This is why I am so grateful for the insight in the following video. It reminds me of what it feels like when my decisions are being guided by the clear perspective of present moment awareness, rather than the clever arguments of the mind. Being able to discern between the two is the difference between peace and suffering.