Embrace Uncertainty

“In a world of uncertainty, doubt is your doorway. “
Elizabeth Winkler

How do you handle uncertainty in your life?

Gilda Radner was a comedian from Saturday Night Live.
She died of cancer. She wrote a wonderful book “It’s Always Something” on her experience with cancer. In it, she discusses the concept that “life is not perfect”. She says: “I wanted a perfect ending…
Now, I’ve learned the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme,
and some stories don’t have a clear, beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, ,taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next… Delicious ambiguity.”
Dr. David Simon MD co-founder of the Chopra Center also commented on embracing uncertainty. He said: “Uncertainty is an essential component of a miraculous life. It is the delicious weaving of intention with surrender that keeps us perpetually awake and connected to the creative force of the universe. We get clear on what we want to manifest, stay in present moment, and observe with conscious curiosity what unfolds”.
Brene Brown, popular author had her own take.
“Always straddling the tension and trying not to tap out.
Forever convincing ourselves that we can hold so many contradictory pieces and feelings. Not only are tension and contradictory pieces OK and normal — they’re the magic sauce.
Carl Jung called the paradox one of our most valued spiritual possessions and a great witness to the truth. He wrote, “Only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.”

How do you handle uncertainty in your life? David Brooks, New York Times commentator recommends “…Lead with curiosity!”
“Remember… Confusion is the last stop on the train to clarity.” Alan Cohen

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