Doubt in Relationships: People Skills

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Buddha said something interesting:

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.  Doubt separates people.  It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.  It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

This is interesting because Buddha describes doubt as a habit – think about that – do you have a habit of doubt?

Do you ever say, “I doubt that.”? Or do you find yourself doubting things – like that you’ll improve, lose weight, get the sale? Has it become a habit?

The quote also states how doubt separates people and disintegrates friendships and I would say any relationships – and hurts you – “doubt is a sword that kills…” – powerful stuff

On this Monday morning on the last week of February check in with yourself – are you focused on what you want, or has doubt entered your thoughts?

Can you focus only on what you want this week rather than what you doubt? The answer of course is yes – the better question is – will you focus that way?

Can you catch doubt as it begins to seep in – and replace it with love and can that lead to certainty?

That’s actually the best question – what are you certain about? What do you know in your bones is true for you?

I’m certain – you have what you need inside of you – my challenge for all of us is to discover those things in the depths of our souls – where all the good stuff is.

Remember – you create your day by the way you think. Make it magnificent!

Blessings, Shawna



~ by Shawna Schuh on February 21, 2011.

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