Whatever our uninvestigated false beliefs, they cause pain. And we often try to cope with that pain by dong things we don’t want, don’t understand and can’t control. These actions – these errors of innocence – may break every promise we’ve made to ourselves. Yet, bafflingly, we can’t stop. Welcome to the inferno!*
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.**
Beneath the many structures we build over our lives, protecting what lies within from the scrutiny of others and painful self-probing, is the fear we may not be enough.
But we always have been enough and we always will be. We only need find out how. And when we do then we have come to a beginning:
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your next adventure.^
*From Martha Beck’s The Way of Integrity;
^Joseph Campbell, quoted in Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.