There’s Only Uncertainty

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There’s really no such thing as certainty. It’s all uncertain. Truth be told, uncertainty is absolutely beautiful.

When you live in a world full of uncertainty, you give yourself the opportunity to live in full possibility. Those two come hand in hand. When you begin to try to separate yourself from uncertainty by restricting what your future is going to look like, that’s when you can start to get into a little bit of trouble. As exciting as that is to do, you become out of touch with reality and distance yourself from people who are right here right now.

That’s my story.

Living in the future and neglecting the present. Not that it was a bad thing, but it was out of balance with the deep underlying feeling of wanting connection with others. I knew that I needed that connection, so I had to start making some changes.

I think the balance of where goals and dreams lie with a person who has great ambitions is that they must truly appreciate what they have now, be the person who they envision in the future…right now…and learn that the future is a place where they would also be happy…because they are happy right now. My problem was that I looked at the future as a place where it would all turn out and everything would be ok.

Wrong.

That has to be today. And with that has to come a significant amount of healing and love for myself. So that’s where I am at now. Learning to tap into this moment and appreciate it for what it is.

That’s all we can do right?

Uncertainty is the name of the game.

– Evan Sanders

 

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  • lisamangiaficoart
    March 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I feel the same way. I use to spend a lot of time planning out what I thought my perfect day would be instead of just living my day. Then when I would try to do what I thought I should and I would let myself down. It was unrealistic. I would be upset and think that I would never be happy if I couldn’t know what we coming and to be prepared. Now I just bring things with me that I found that I look for or need often. The most realistic thing is that we don’t know, so I just try to remember what I have to do for the day and roll with the punches, let life happen.

  • annedeloremusing
    March 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I love that – living on that day, per day, as the day is there. Granted, it is hard but something I really do try to remind myself about. Even just five minutes to listen to the birds sing or the trees rustling.
    I hope to build up to a full day of living in that day 🙂 I think our mind’s survival default is plan, plan, plan lol

  • esorenneiluj25
    March 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I like this line: “When you live in a world full of uncertainty, you give yourself the opportunity to live in full possibility.”
    Very inspiring. Live today. 🙂

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