Kiss The Fiddler

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Tonight, whilst driving home, I was listening to the radio in my car.  I "hear" the radio in my car often but don't very often get a chance to "listen" to it.  Anyway, I was listening to a show called On Being with Krista Tippett.  I was paying attention to driving and so I'm not quite sure if I heard this right.  I thought I heard someone say, "There is freedom in doubt."

There is freedom in doubt. 

Think about it. 

Is there?  At first, I thought, yes!  Yes, there is freedom in doubt.  For a fleeting moment, it made crystal clear sense to me.  And then I doubted. 

What do you think?  Is there freedom in doubt?  

I think, that in doubt, there is room for learning.  And in learning, there may be freedom.  

Or maybe, the freedom of doubt is the freedom from being made to "believe" certain things and the freedom comes with the risk one takes to suspend belief. 

For me, this brings the question of doubt vs. belief.  Now what?

Is there room for doubt in your belief?  I know, that for me, there is often doubt in my belief.  

I'm tired.  And it's been a long day.  But I want to know, what do you think?  Leave me a comment, eh?  I won't harsh on you.  Let's have a conversation. 



Carol Keskeny said...

I believe there is a lot of freedom in doubt. I missed this episode of Krista's but I usually listen to her on podcast form while I drive back and forth to Missoula. The freedom that doubt provides is the opportunity to think outside the box. When we get stuck in a belief system that gives us the sense of security, we tend to believe there is only one way to believe/think which is why, I believe, our country is in the mess it's in. Only one belief system...must be Christian, preferably white,straight, whatever... Not what I believe. So when I doubt that belief system I am open to many other opportunities to learn, to grow, to understand different points of views. When I listen to my Buddhist teacher, he advises me to never have blind faith, to question everything. My belief system is that nothing is permanent and all things change. Do I question that? Absolutely! Do I have doubt, absolutely!

Heidi said...

Carol, you said it so beautifully. Thank you!

Brandi said...

Yes VERY we'll put Carol!