The unknown

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“When you come to the edge of all of the light you’ve known, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown; faith is knowing one of two things will happen. You’ll have something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly.”
― Patrick Overton

Creator/Pic: Maari Christante 2013

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No matter how much we may dislike Covid coming into our world, the one thing it has taught us all is to live in uncertainty.

Buddha shares with us that enlightenment only happens when there is no desire to understand the perspective of the mind.

However, our mind is constantly looking for certainty, the familiar, and the comfort of the known. It is like a detective, always looking for evidence to confirm its beliefs and perspectives. If we feel like we are not enough or we do not have the strength to go on, the mind will search to prove we are right.

So how do we step out into the unknown safely? We don’t.

Our mind’s only task is to keep us feeling safe.

Our soul’s purpose is to live fully in every moment, not knowing what the next moment will bring.

Mantra: I trust in life. I am safe to step into the unknown.

32 thoughts on “The unknown

  1. Love this message and mantra💕 Thank you Karen. When we experience the unknown becoming known, we build more trust that life will be okay. Then we can take the leaps of faith 💛🌈😎💖

  2. Reblogged this on Notes and commented:
    Before these Cinderella stories sold me the concept of loving someone else out of myself (and beyond my toys), I used to fear the unknown. Hence, I’d always practice so well that nobody else would be even a close match whenever there was a competition. However, this thing of trying to trust your heart and soul with another individual outside of you is beyond fathomable fear which is not easy to conquer. People let their bodies come closer to other bodies but allowing their hearts and souls to fall in love (again, especially after being hurt once or many times) is not a matter for any fragile soul. The unknown today has become an adventure in itself for me. This unknown is the only thing that entertains me today, taking me back to the times that I used to practice before leaping into any competition with anyone. Except this time, everyone seems to advise me to learn how to lose instead of winning all the time. Losing in love is actually winning in some people’s minds. Oh well, that’s probably how some sooth their wounds (in love), I prefer to still learn from fools no matter how much they try to come off as wise after any loss (of love).

    1. Thank you Rosaliene. I love that quote too. The irony is, to attain faith, we must step out first, not knowing what lies ahead. Once we have done this, we learn to trust in all possibilities. 🧡🌈

  3. This has always been one of the hardest things to accept for me because I always craved security. It wasn’t until I could trust that there was security even when facing the abyss that I could relax. Thanks for sharing a great post!

    1. I think from the moment we are born we are taught security and certainty equal safety. And yet, it has become our prison. I’m not surprised you have faced the abyss and survived beautifully my friend ☺️🧡

      1. 😊. You’re so right. We are taught these things and yet, security does not equal safety. It’s so shocking to learn that but when you do, it’s freedom.

  4. Awesome post, Karen! Although difficult to do, we must all step into the unknown and, as you mentioned, COVID has definitely brought that reality to the surface.

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