Saw a really smart tweet this morning.
That's got me thinking. Certainty is a form of expectation, isn't it? Maybe it's a kind of "should"? I suppose that it's a tool of convenience at times. "If I get in the shower, and the water's too hot, I should get burned." But at other times, I can see where certainty is a big obstacle. "Since I haven't gone running for a while, it should be really hard to get going again." or how about "If someone is of a certain political/religious/social/whatever stance, they should think the following..."
How hard is it really to go back to beginner's mind, to shoshin, and spot-check the things you're certain about? What do you lose or gain by doing so?
I don't have any answers here, I'm just thinking out loud.