What area of your life does self-doubt creep into the most? This was a hot topic of discussion in The Congruence Collective Facebook Group this week. I even posted a video all about how to stop self doubt that you can watch here.
But even though we got into some powerful dialogue about it, something about the self-doubt topic felt incomplete.
Until this morning, when I was struck with a powerful question that I want to pose to you:
Is it that we really are full of self-doubt about all these areas of our lives? …or rather that we are addicted to needing to know?
(I had to call myself out on this one for sure)
If you recognize self-doubt as nothing more than the fear that comes from not knowing, it does raise an interesting point.
Which is why today, instead of diving deeper into the self-doubt topic, I’d like to go on a different deep dive with you, and share what I consider to be the 5 Primary Qualities Of Inner Trust.
(And then I have a challenge for you that you can read about below)Because at the end of the day, I truly feel that if we can cultivate these 5 Virtues, not only will the self-doubt dilemma vanish, but we will actually uncover and discover an entirely new level of freedom, peace, and ease in our lives.
Are you open for having some more of that?
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5 Primary Qualities Of Inner Trust
Humility. Humility is being ok with not knowing. It’s not having the answer and being ok with that. It’s making space and not needing to fill it. It’s not needing things to happen according to your agenda. It’s asking for Guidance and listening for direction.
Patience. Patience is allowing Guidance to come through when and how it is meant to without needing it according to your timeline or in the way you expect. Patience is taking a breath. It’s pausing and creating the space for what is already unfolding. Patience requires humility and humility requires patience.
Willingness. Willingness is doing what your aligned Inner Guidance directs, even if it is not convenient. It’s doing something you don’t necessarily want to do. It’s having an uncomfortable conversation. It’s helping a friend move. It’s doing something different instead of defaulting to an addictive pattern. It’s attuning to the still small voice from within, and staying true to it, even if your personality objects.
Courage. Courage is taking action in spite of your fear of not knowing. It is relying on Source instead of self so that you can be moved beyond what’s familiar, and launch into a new level of embodying the woman or man you are here to be. It’s shedding the need to look good so you can align with a deeper Truth. Courage requires willingness and willingness requires courage.
Discernment. Discernment is differentiating between your “truth” in the moment and The Truth. It’s distinguishing the voice of Inspired Intuition from beliefs and ideas that are driven by fears, attachments, stories, and delusions. It’s understanding when it’s time to pause and listen and when it’s time to act. Discernment requires humility, patience, willingness, and courage.
Now that you know these 5 Inner Trust Qualities, I have a little challenge for you…
The Inner Trust Challenge
Pick an area of doubt or concern in your life (romantic relationships, career, purpose, parenting, finances, etc.) Use these 5 Inner Trust Qualities at least once a day for the rest of this week to consider and reflect on this area of your life.