Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life; don’t allow this truth to grow fear, but allow it to spark creativity and space, to live in this moment as it is. –
How often have you been so sure that something would happen, good or bad, only to discover it didn’t manifest. I believe we are not supposed to know the future. The only time I feel stressed is when I am thinking about what might not happen, or what could happen in the future.
Besides, would we want to know? Would we cope knowing the path ahead? The good and the bad? We convince ourselves that we would, but deep down, uncertainty drives us to live fully in this moment, and when we stray from that place, we are not happy.
Psychologist Elisha Goldstein writes in his book, “The Now Effect” “Our intention is at the root of why we do anything and plays a fundamental role in helping us cultivate a life of happiness or unhappiness. If we set an intention for being healthier, calmer, happier, and place it at the center of our life, we are more likely to be guided toward it.”
Creating space around my uncertainty is what helps me live fully in this moment. If I am concerned about any situation, I sit in stillness and create space in my mind, by creating possibilities around my needs.
My mind might say “But what if it doesn’t happen?” and so, I replace that with “What if it could happen, another way, at another time?” Immediately I feel calmer, and have created a new pathway to my uncertainty.
To guide my thoughts out of fear and the unknown, I have to expand my thoughts in this moment. When I do this regularly, I learn to see life from a higher perspective and infinite space and this opens my limited mind.