“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz
There are no certainties in life and even though we would like to think we have control over everything, when we realise this is not true, we can still trust and believe in a higher source that will help us work through situations that we don’t plan for.
Dont’ fight or resist problems when they come into your life. Let go of trying to control the chaos and learn to control what choices and actions you can take amongst the chaos.
When we feel overwhelmed in life, it’s best not to over-analyse or over-plan. Try to be still in your pain or fear, while you begin to understand what this situation can teach you.
“At the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
When we try to predict outcomes in stressful situations, it will only lead to paralysis and fear and you will not be able to make the right choices.
The imagination is the most powerful tool on earth. If we want to progress in stressful situations, we need to lay it all out so that we can shift our focus onto things that matter. Once we are calm amongst the chaos, we can then understand what action to take.
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
To stay calm through the uncertainties of life, we need to establish an anchor of practice to fall back on. Daily Meditation, Yoga and breathing techniques allow a sense of calm in life and when our world falls apart with unexpected challenges, we know we can trust in a process that will get us through.
This practice will give you strength and courage to take on each day. It is what will give you hope in the aftermath of loss or stress.
Managing uncertainty for its potential by practising calming techniques, is a part of what we can do everyday to reach beyond fear, to step beyond our limits and find peace no matter what unfolds.
“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily” – Paul Coelho