“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” – Margaret Atwood
There is a season for everything and every feeling, even times of sadness, aloneness, and instability.
The events in our lives that activate anxiety and fear are those where we do not have control, those situations that are uncertain.
Could there be a divine purpose inherent in certain life situations which baffle us and are masked with uncertainty because the universe is trying to teach us something?
But what could it be saying?
Maybe it is telling us to embrace and to make peace with not knowing.
Why must we always have the answers to everything–why must we always know? Why is uncertainty so unsavory, so uncomfortable?
It is in times of uncertainty, particularly around events and situations regarding the future, that we have the opportunity to look deeply within ourselves and to reflect upon what could be muddling our sense of clarity and direction.
Perhaps there is a false fear that you are holding onto about your own worth that is demotivating you.
Fear and self-doubt are the ultimate energy vampires.
Bringing your own fears into the light can provide insight and help uncover the maladaptive beliefs that shape your world and sense of self.
There is no need to reject, deny or repress those thoughts. They dissolve on their own when we can bring the light of nonjudgmental awareness to them, and can see them from a third-party perspective, to see them without identifying with them.
Making peace with uncertainty is an opportunity to develop your childlike faith in a power greater than yourself, a life force that actually works in your favor if you know how to work with it.
It is a chance to surrender your will, your control, your need to know. Ultimately, it is the ultimate teacher of how to have peace and joy, of how to let go of the need to think in order to be okay.
Because we cannot have peace and joy if we are living within the confines of our own minds.
Enlightenment is getting outside of the box of our own minds, it is living in a state where there is no box, there is only being.
We create this box through our thinking because we are deeply afraid. Afraid of not having enough, of not being enough, of not doing enough.
We think because we live in the pretense that we will die if we do not protect ourselves through constant striving, doing, achieving and knowing.
The mind is in a constant state of doing. When we let go of the need to know our future and where we are headed, we also let go of ourselves, our identification with a sense of self that is based on thought.
Surrendering the future means surrendering to the now.
When we can let go and accept where we are, wherever we are, we may lose our certainty and sense of self that knows everything.
Instead, we gain the ability to let go. Letting go of the need for the future to fulfill us leaves us in the only place that can truly provide fulfillment, which is here now.
When you can accept where you are and let go of the need to be certain about everything, about the future–you are free.
Living in this state of presence is living in alignment with the energy of the universe that always works in your favor and is always perfect.
Instead of despising times of uncertainty, embrace them.
Because it is in these very times that you learn how to have faith and to trust in the perfection of the universe. It is how you grow and develop the capacity to connect with a power greater than yourself.
There are lessons in every single thing that we experience. What is the lesson in your uncertainty?