Doubt is a pain too lonely to know
that faith is his twin brother.Khalil Gibran
I came across this quote several weeks ago ~ and the more I think about it, the more layers I seem to discover. Three of the thoughts I've had about it are:
ONEFeel it or not, faith is so close...as close as a twin brother can be! When we're clouded by doubt, faith (or seeing the positive) can feel so far, so illusive. Perhaps it's right there for the taking.
Doubt isolates. Faith includes. How often do we sit alone with our doubts and fears. Thinking we're the only one. Don't we learn over and over that opening up brings reassurance. Brings understanding. And clarity.
I'm learning to embrace doubt. And there's something about the way this quote is worded that encourages me on this quest. Exploring our doubts. Asking questions. Accepting the uncertain. Perhaps doubt is there, not to wallow in, but to lead us to a stronger relationship with his twin...