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I am filled to the brim with doubts about myself. I’m still doubtful about writing this list of things I like about myself. It’s not easy for me, and to make matters worse, I’ve read about research which casts doubt on the effectiveness of this goal, and the ability of positive self-statements to cheer up people who doubt their self-worth (here).
And it seems like in the last week, everything I’ve stumbled across to read discusses some aspect of doubt and uncertainty, and the benefits of learning to patiently rest in that uncomfortable area and explore the territory, rather than desperately seeking safety and certainty. Many different writers through the ages make a connection between doubt and wisdom, since the human condition is one of profound uncertainty and deep doubt.
Maybe I’m right where I’m supposed to be….