In these matters, the only certainty is that nothing is certain. – Elder
“Master” a disciple asked Chuang Tzu one day, “Where did the universe come from? Is there a God? What is the purpose of life? Why is there pain, injustice and suffering? Where do we go after we die?”
Chuang Tzu responded:
“The true master of life does not labor over life. The true master of fate does not question fate. Use understanding to understand what can be understood, and then stop.”
In uncertain times, we search for control and a need to know the answers. It is only fear that drives us in that direction.
Uncertainty does not create stress. It is our need to know that creates a busy mind and keeps us avoiding the present. Living in the unknown can be an opportunity for growth, change, and an easier path in life.
When we master the art of stillness and acceptance in uncertainty, we let go of our fears and this opens our mind, our perspective, and brings peace to our situation.
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order, than the one we have in mind.” David Allen