Living With Uncertainty

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In meditating on despair today, from my earlier post “Do Not Enter The Neighborhood Of Despair“, what I uncovered is that for me despair has a whole lot to do with uncertainty.

We all live with uncertainty, but I think that most of us don’t realize just how DEEPLY that uncertainty permeates our daily lives. There are the obvious areas of uncertainty; a job interview or audition, a first date, going home for Thanksgiving perhaps? ūüėČ

If you look a little deeper though I believe you will find, as I did, that uncertainty is an almost constant companion. We learn to live with uncertainty as if it is the dust that is supposed to be swept under the rug.

“What if I get into an accident while I’m driving today?”

Is that really a question that you ask yourself each and every time you drive? I wouldn’t think so, but assuredly that question is lingering in your subconscious whether you are consciously aware of it or not. All throughout each and every day we ALL have these insecurities or uncertainties that arise in our minds,¬†sometimes consciously¬†but¬†mostly subconsciously.

These lingering uncertainties that seem insignificant can grow though into an overwhelming state of fear or paranoia.

“What if they are having an affair?”

“What if they don’t like me?”

“What will happen to me if this project falls apart?”

… or even the dreaded,

“What if they die?”

So I meditated on these things today … these little “What ifs and maybes”. I allowed myself to call them up into my conscious mind and then I simply focused on keeping my heart chakra wide open. Every time my mind started to meander (as it inevitably does) I just¬†made sure that I didn’t allow my heart chakra to close throughout.

I then visualized my fears around those uncertainties¬†coalescing into an orb in front of me … and¬†I sent¬†that orb off into the horizon of my mind and¬†asked God to transform¬†this energy and use it in some positive way.

It’s not enough for me to simply do a mental exercise, so I gave my fears around those uncertainties to God. I didn’t fight the uncertainties¬†though … I allowed them to be … I lived with them and accepted them as a part of my life.

What was the point of this? Well, it taught me a lot about living WITH uncertainties … and it also showed me the ends that I go to to either define or avoid uncertainties. I want the answers … well, THAT impulse is a knee jerk reaction to uncertainty. I personally do NOT want my life to be defined by my reactions to fear or uncertainty … that is, for sure, a path that leads to misery and despair.

 

Feel free to try this meditative exercise for yourself … and let me know how it worked for you :-).

Love and Peace.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO¬†religion¬†or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God ‚Ķ SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don‚Äôt belong. God loves everyone ‚Ķ we ALL are beautiful creations ‚Ķ we don‚Äôt need to cringe when we hear the words ‚ÄúGod‚ÄĚ, or ‚Äúreligion‚ÄĚ, or their judgments ‚Ķ God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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