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Without a positive doubt

Thinking is the process of juggling with active uncertainty. Thinking is hard because it requires the mind to search for clarity in a sea of indifference. The mind…

Busy living with doubt

The painful past, the anxious future, the joyful present — to be alive in any mood requires that we hop over the indifference threshold.  The more we feel…

How to doubt your fears

How to doubt your fears

Fears are the mind-killer. They will eat the soul if you let them have their way.  But fear is unavoidable — it’s in your DNA to fight or…

Relishing the doubt

Enthusiastic in the front, skeptic in the back. The dialectic of mind enframes the rational man. When we peel off the plastic of certainty, we uncover the beauty…

To doubt, to do

A little doubt never killed anyone. In fact, it’s probably saved you from getting involved in unforgivable situations. But it does pay dividends to live with some anxiety…

Doubting our own self-doubt

The only way to allay doubt is to do. We must face our biggest fears. Perhaps the only thing holding back J.K. Rowling from success was her fear…

When in doubt…

Let your art make the rounds. Don’t hide it. Don’t try to be everywhere. Pick a place and be consistent. Rules are recommendations. Feel free to break them,…

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Defying expectations

There is conflict and harmony between doubt and applause. The art would not be so interesting had it been expected. The audience seeks novelty and wants to be…

Belief + Doubt = Sanity

We dump our problems on tomorrow because we can’t handle the anxiety of today. Time keeps moving on its way, unimpeded. We’ve already lost. Yet there’s still a…

How to stem the fright

How to stem the fright

The actor slips over their words; the violinist freezes mid-song; the shortstop misses an easy grounder. Mistakes happen, no matter the expert. But how many errors are due…

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Weighing the good and the bad

The brevity of good — it’s as if the shelf-life of positivity yields to the durability of the negative.  Pessimism turns the world upside down to the point…

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The plasticity of negative types

The negative patterns punch with more frequency — how else do they supersede positive thoughts? The gloomy preset spells doom for mental states. Even worse, the emotional wires…