There are various possible ways I can respond to this thought:
- Fight it.
- Flee from it.
- Freeze in my tracks.
- Keep thinking it and believe it.
- Collapse under the weight of this thought.
- Stop thinking it.
- Accept this thought and see it as something potentially true and life-affirming, rather than something that creates pain, suffering, and hopeless desperation.
And then, whenever we fall back and down into the habit of believing that "I can't" is something absolutely true (and, as long as we are human, this is pretty inevitable), may we remember to open ourselves up to trusting the Unknown within us, again and again and again.
*I am not intending here to equate all of these possible expressions; I'm just suggesting that any of these ideas could "work" in this context.