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Uncertainty

 

 

Ultimately, every single one of us must deal with the fundamental uncertainty of life. The degree to which we suffer with it, is equal to the amount of resistance we have to this uncertainty and inevitable change. We may hit a familiar, comfortable groove from time to time, but something eventually comes along and knocks us off our proverbial footing. In a crazy, weird paradoxical manner, it was meant to be that way. As someone once said … comfort breeds complacency. Complacency is to stagnate and deteriorate as uncertainty and change is to grow and strengthen.

Wouldn’t it be nice to finally embrace life’s fundamental uncertainty? Ka-thunk, ka-thunk … that’s the sound of me nodding my head enthusiastically! I found the following quote that not only makes me want to embrace uncertainty, it makes my heart sing at the very idea of it:

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”
~Agnes de Mille

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