What Are You Certain About?
The quest for certainty, for knowing what’s coming next is a national epidemic right now. With all the talk of terror on our news 24/7 and the heightened sense of fear palpable in the energy of day-to-day living, more and more people are seeking a sense of security and safety … personally, professionally and on a world scale.
Yet, certainty, for the most part, is one thing that you can’t count on … not now, not ever.
Life is a paradox … unpredictable and mysterious … things happen that you are not aware of until they do and yet you still seek certainty BEFORE they happen. Fruitless and pointless. The quest for certainty only increases your feelings of fear and uncertainty … and the more you seek certainty the more fearful you become.
If you want to feel safe and secure, you need to remember WHO YOU ARE – powerful, magnificent, lovable, valuable creative being able to choose. When you remember who you are before you go seeking certainty about what’s going to happen, you put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life and can choose how to respond to whatever shows up.
When you source yourself in love rather than fear, you have more choices about how to respond. Rather than automatically reacting, defending, protecting and managing what shows up, you free yourself to choose how you show up in response….and if you are willing to fully embrace whatever happens next as your loving creation and your opportunity to respond, you find yourself flowing with the mystery of life rather than trying to predict it and control it. It’s the difference between choosing to operate from the biggest context: I Create The Whole Of My Own Reality and being unconsciously consumed by the paradigm of fear.
And if you really need certainty about anything, it’s that YOU are the one who gets to choose … always.
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, Author