In order for me to be open enough to respond comfortably to questioning my personal feelings, I must trust who is asking. It’s a safety issue.
First of all, I may be completely unaware that I’m living in a bubble of limited awareness. Before that awareness, I’m not interested in exploring what “ain’t there!” Think The Truman Show, in which Truman stayed within his bubble until he realized his world MIGHT be different than it appeared to him. It was then that he questioned more and more until he literally bumped up against the bubble. Only after his encounter with the limit, did he discover the doorway.
Until my mind entertains the question, “What else is there?” I’ll remain within the safety of my own rightness, my bubble of limited awareness and defense. That question may introduce an element of doubt, causing a cascade, an avalanche of questions. Just as it did for Truman, this cascade can cause me to question my truths. Doubt opens the possibility for awareness beyond.
How do I question my reality when doing that feels so unsafe. Remember, trust is related to openness, which is related to safety. Do I trust myself enough to ask those questions?
Why would I ask about what’s beyond my current understanding? Why can’t I just accept that everything is working as I intend it to work?
Who do I think I am that can doubt the reality of the universe? Who do I think I am to question my perceptions? I know what I know!
What if I’m unaware that I’m already asking the universe a question and it is responding? Perhaps I’m unaware that I even CAN question reality. And yet, here I am asking… 😉
To get beyond my bubble of limited awareness, I may have to inquire into that realm of “beyond.” Like Truman, I may have to acknowledge by faith that there MAY BE something beyond my limited perception. I may have to allow doubt into my life. Then, I can let go of my tenacious hold on how life should be – how it should behave, how I must perceive it.