Cohabiting with uncertainty is a given.
It is unavoidable.
No one has a crystal ball.
The future is unknown.
Every moment, encounter, and situation has multiple variables.
I can have a pretty good idea of what’s coming next, but I can’t be sure.
So, one of my life’s constant companions will always be uncertainty.
What is my relationship like with this fellow I share the road with?
Does it matter?
Becoming comfortable with uncertainty is aligning myself with the universe’s pulse, way of doing things, and infinite opportunities.
However, if I find uncertainty unacceptable, I will fear it.
Fear will cause me to resist, hunker down, shut up shop and hide.
I will reject the offerings of uncertainty, sight unseen!
Out goes the baby with the bath water.
I may even try to control the uncontrollable, and herein starts a fight I can’t win, accompanied by stress and woe.
If, on the other hand, I can get to a place where uncertainty is perfectly acceptable, my response changes to one of increased aliveness, alertness and creativity.
#Bring it on.
The infinite possibilities hidden within the veil of uncertainty will not all be desirable, but consider this: They are coming anyway.
My attitude to them will only affect my ability to interact with them.
Do I just let whatever happen because I have put my fear in the driving seat?
Bad things to unfold unchallenged and chances ignored?
Suppose I stop resisting the unknown and see it as Beautiful-Life.com delivered directly to my doorstep.
Divine Amazon Prime.
Suppose I am alive, alert and creative when it arrives.
In that case, I am better equipped to fend off the undesirable elements whilst magnificently placed to take advantage of opportunities and invitations to grow, build and live my best life.
The Roman philosopher Tacitus summed it up well when he said: “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise”.
It is a lucky-dip; Discard the unwanted and keep the good stuff, but be bold and delve deep.