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Today's Inspiration

presented by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com

December 14, 2022

The focus for today's inspiration is:

I exchange fear and lack of confidence 
for a deep trust in life.

Fear and lack of self-confidence lead us to want to explain, understand, and control everything. If we exchange fear and lack of confidence for faith—that is, if we deeply trust in life, even when we don’t understand, we can then accept uncertainty as a regular companion on our life path.

The truth is, uncertainty will always be present from time to time. Sometimes we know why something happened, sometimes we don’t. Now, after much practice, I find that when I don’t know, when my mind has no explanation to chew on, it is full trust and confidence in life, which allows me to accept uncertainty with serenity, without rushing to lock myself up in the protective cocoon of a false assumption.

To break free from this cocoon of beliefs and assumptions, we must develop a deep confidence in life, in something bigger than ourselves that embraces the meaning of all things. It is not fear, but love and faith that motivate the Toltec Knight. That’s why he is on a quest for Truth. That’s why he accepts reality, even when he doesn’t understand it.

Today's inspiration was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
      The Great Quest for Truth: Seeing Beyond Appearances
      Written by Olivier Clerc
Read the article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of developing a deep trust in life (today and every day)

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Today, we exchange fear and lack of confidence for a deep trust in life.

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About the Author

Olivier Clerc, author of "The Five Agreements Game: A Chivalry of Relationships"Born in Switzerland and living in France, Olivier Clerc is an internationally renown writer and workshop leader, teaching in many countries around the world.

After meeting Don Miguel Ruiz in Mexico in 1999, when he received the "Gift of Forgiveness", Olivier translated and published all of Don Miguel's books in French.