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Embrace uncertainty

”In silence you’ll find yourself.”

There are times when we are fully engaged in the things happening in the outside world that we simply forget to connect with the vast world within. Rest assured; the more you listen to and trust your own unique voice things will start flowing more effortlessly, regardless of how chaotic life may seem.

Whenever I find myself completely caught up in my thoughts, and worrying about what’s to come I read these following lines from Eckhart Tolle’s book ”A New Earth”, and somehow his words always succed in bringing me peace of mind.

”Some changes may look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. There may be a period of insecurity and uncertainty. What should I do? As the ego is no longer running your life, the psychological need for external security, which is illusory anyway, lessens. You are able to live with uncertainty, even enjoy it. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change.”

– Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 274

I’m trying my best to appreciate the uncertainty, and the most successful way (for me) is to be totally immersed in the hear and now. To accept what is, and thereinafter act. I don’t make the best of decisions if I’m driven by fear. Nevertheless, I acknowledge the fear for what it is. I try not to numb it with distractions, but I realize that being afraid won’t bring me forward.

Instead, thank fear for showing up, since it’s trying to protect you after all. However, you don’t need fear to protect you if there’s no actual threatening danger in front of you – you’re fully capable of protecting yourself.

Last year I wrote a blog post about how to cope during difficult times. You can read it here: How to cope during times of self-isolation.

Or if you want to read some other thoughts about uncertainty you can read my blog post: Contemplation.

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