A. Doubt can only successfully be settled by practice. Take on a complete practice and learn to work with mental and emotional doubt, that is, don’t be pulled around by those negative thoughts, but learn to stay with and contain them. Learn to carry around with you the emotional impact that doubt creates in the depths of your body, as you cultivate practice. Conviction will come from the fruit of practice; confidence in yourself and the practice will naturally follow. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking all you need do is read just one more book (or two) to rid yourself of doubt.

Faith will help disperse doubt, but always remember true faith comes from experiencing the practice and its fruit. So rather than having faith dependant on others, do the practice!