Monday, August 24, 2009

Embrace Uncertainty

There isn't much in life's journey that is guaranteed all the time, but I can count all on one hand how many things are certain in my life.

#5 - My parents and sister will always love me unconditionally.
#4 - I will be successful at whatever I put my 110% sincere effort into.
#3 - Heavenly Father will always create opportunities for me to give and receive life lessons by placing people in my life at specific times.
#2- Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Atonement is REAL.
#1 - Heavenly Father has and will never fail me.

The rest of life's lessons you just learn as you grow. Here's something interesting that you can use in your everyday life that might possibly teach you things that you can be certain of:

"Embracing uncertainty is a way to step out of the ego mind’s need to control events and the future. And since in reality our ego does not control life, embracing uncertainty is also a way of affirming what actually is real.

Recognizing that we don’t know what is going to happen does not mean we don’t plan and take action. We do, but we are freed from the illusion that there is some absolute “right” action to take, and that if we can only figure that out we will feel certain and safe.

It’s harder to embrace uncertainty when there are pressing financial concerns. You need to take practical, sensible action to secure your real needs. At the same time use this situation as a spiritual opportunity to shift your feelings of fear and insecurity based on external events, to a sense of inner security, stability and peace rooted in a knowingness of your essential nature. For when you are firm in the knowledge of your true self, then you can act as required without fear, secure in the understanding that a way forward will be there even if our limited mind does not necessarily know when, where or how it will happen.

When we find our core certainty within, then we no longer look for certainty outside. The unfathomable nature of the ever-changing world ceases to be a source of anxiety and instead is a source of joy and adventure."

-Deepak Chopra
Indian Spiritualist, Life Coach, Physician and Philosopher