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Living With The Certainty of Uncertainty

July 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 130

What does it mean to be certain of something? When I was growing up, I was told often to put my money into the bank to have a strong certain future. It is wise to buy a house so you get a good certain return. What about when it was said to put money into the stock market because you are certain to increase your wealth. Was it really something certain? Would anyone say those investments are certain no a days? Maybe.

What about when it comes to relationships? Is it certain that if you raise your children correct that they will stay away from sex and drugs? Is it certain that if you date a nice boy/girl that they will not hurt you in some way or another?

What about with your health? I was told in school that if you smoke cigarettes that it is not a question of " if " you are going to get lung cancer, it is a matter of "when" are you going to get it. But don't some of us know a person who has smoked all of their life and never got sick from it?

We all have a built in physiological need for security but the truth is this.

Certainty is an illusion

We can try our best to prepare all we want but life is going to change and shift whether we want it to or not. That's life and you know what? That's ok. What happens with most people is that when they cannot handle things that are going to be uncertain, the idea turns them to fear.

Living a life in fear is not living at all, its hiding. But when we are able to take uncertainty, accept it in our lives as normal, we can then live a life that is alive, awake and have the ability to adapt to all of the twists and turns in life.

When we are able to live with uncertainty we then open up the communication with life and all of the signs that it tries to direct us with. When we have those gut feelings to make a move, or to go back to school, or to ask that person out... instead of doing it out of fear we do it because we are answering the call to life. It is easier to live because we can see the big picture and our role in it. We can become at peace with the situations we are currently in and instead of blinding ourselves with the concern of certainty, we can free ourselves to see all the opportunities life brings in front of us.

When we let go, we then become a little more conscious of everything that is going on in our lives and we can embrace things that are uncertain, because we know that uncertainty is something that we can enjoy.

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