The Power of Doubt

Doubt is the thing that undoes all of the work that we have done on ourselves. It is the thing that sabotages our hearts and sabotages our dreams. It is the thing that knocks down the tower of trust that we have tried to build as it gently plants its seed in our mind.

Doubt is the tool that is spawned from fear. It is the thing that cripples us in our thinking and cripples us in our doing. It is the thing that stops us from knowing our true potential and recognising the power of our abilities. 

Doubt is a tool that knows no shame as it keeps us captured in our limitations and shackled to our past. It is a tool that will chew up our dreams and spit them out as it holds us deeply rooted in our fears. It is a tool that knows no limits as it holds us still and buries us deep, as our hearts and minds become resigned to a life without passion, without love. As we become resigned to a life that stands still as the precious gift of time surpasses us and leaves us with regret. As our dreams dwindle into smoke and ash and as our hearts follow. As our life’s purpose becomes lost in a sea of negativity and doubt. 

Doubt can cripple us but so too can we cripple doubt. We have the power within us to rise from the ashes of our barren lives and once again step into the dream that we once wished to create. We have the power within us to find truth and meaning in that which we wish to create and in so doing, find truth and meaning in the power of who we are. We have the power to look doubt and fear in the eye and to walk into the life that we wish to create anyway, even as doubt grapples at our feet as we take our first steps.

We have the power to be who we are, to be who we were born to be, even when doubt tells us that we can not. Even when fear knocks at our door and presents us with challenges. Even when doubt cripples our minds and closes doors. Even when we have given ourselves over so deeply to the fear that we can no longer see a way back. 

Power resides within us even in our darkest moments. It resides within us even when we can not see another way. It resides within us even when fear has shattered our dreams and broken our will. It resides within us even when we think that we have wasted our chances. Even when we think that it is too late.

Power resides within us in every waking moment, in every breath that we take. It resides within us in every hurdle and every choice. It resides within us in every tear and every pain. It resides within us in every fear and every doubt. We are the power, we are the choice. We are the love, we are the pain. We are the door that opens and the door that closes. We are the creator of our own destiny. We are our own will. We are the power to create negatively or to create positively. We are the power to see it through or to give up. We are the power to see our dreams come true or a life wasted to doubt. We are the power to reignite the passion that resides within us, or to snuffle its flame with the stench of fear. We are the power to be true to ourselves or to turn our back on our light. We are the power to live in love or to live in fear. We are the power to be us, if only we didn’t doubt the power of who we truly are.

If you enjoyed this article you may enjoy reading my book The Spirit of Life.

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