(Sorry for the abrupt end – there’s a second video, below the fold)
Certainty, while occasionally useful, should be used with extreme caution, for it has the propensity to separate us from our immediate experience. When I am CERTAIN of something, I become inured to new information, new awareness, about that something. My entire neuro-psychic system sublimates, ignores, even rejects new data. It’s a classic biological adaptation. In psychology, it’s called confirmation bias.
If I’m certain, I don’t need to waste precious brain cycles on data-gathering and analysis. I can move on to something else.
But…we tend to over-use this tool, to the detriment of our actual, lived experience.
I invite you to consider something about which you are certain. Something where you consider yourself certain. And then, soften. Open up to possibility. See what arises.
Hope you enjoyed the video. Here are some additional thoughts…
(Just a little overlap. In the future, I’ll plan ahead on breaking videos into two parts!)
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