“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
I am remiss, I have not kept up my normal habit of getting my post done on Sundays, for that I do apologize to my readers and will make sure to have my posts done on time.
With that being said, let us delve deeper into the world of our own uncertainty. Whether it be with work, love, family, life or anything in between, I want to address our relationship to uncertainty.
We live in a world of guarantees, promises, insurance, and many other types of “certainty” systems to ease our fears of what might come our way. And the truth is, is that we do a pretty good job of fooling ourselves into thinking that we are safe from life.
I too am guilty of looking for this control, this safety net that never really existed except in my mind. There will always be a new frontier for us to examine, sometimes this can be of a physical nature and sometimes it can one of emotional or spiritual growth. Whatever you are presented with makes no difference, how you handle all the uncertainty of it is paramount. At any given moment, we are dealing with so many circumstances for which the answer to eludes us. And even when we find this answer, it doesn’t empower us to live our lives any fuller than we have been living. But if we were to stop and see ourselves in the moment of discovery, in that moment when things were not for certain, those moments would be the ones that we would point to as the moments we felt most alive.
Give yourself over to this illusion. Slap it in the face and tell it that it is a lie. You don’t know what tomorrow may hold. You don’t know what treasures and tragedies the next day may bring you. You don’t even know if you will live to meet the next day.
So what is it that you are waiting for???
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With Love, Peace, and Gratitude
Tim Long – The Love Guru