Recently life has felt like one big question mark. Instead of providing answers, life is providing me with more and more uncertainty. While Eckhart Tolle would describe such a circumstance as space being created for something new, it feels more like I’m venturing into the woods at night without a flashlight.
The space being created is easily filled with thoughts of worry, doubt, and “what if” scenarios. I keep asking myself what I can do to make each situation turn out favorably for me. But whatever I do will only be half of the equation, the other half is made up of howI do whatever it is I choose to do. Am I acting out of conscious awareness or out of fear? Am I making choices based on my worries or from a place of trust?
Of course if I waited to act in life until I wasn’t afraid I probably wouldn’t make it past my front door in the morning, but there is another way for action to be in alignment with positive energy. We can do this by first recognizing fear for what it is, a pattern of thought in the mind that translates to emotion in the body, and back to thoughts again. There is nothing wrong with this being in your sphere of attention as long as it is noticed and not completely bought into. The more you buy into it, the more suffering you experience.
Once the fear based thought and emotion pattern is seen from the light of your awareness you can choose not to buy into it, and instead choose to know that in reality each step you take is exactly what you need to experience at this moment. You can decide to live in each moment as if you had chosen it.
Know deep within, beyond thought, that each decision is leading you towards the highest aspirations of your being. In this way the energy behind your actions is that of consciousness itself, and all that fear stuff is just hanging out to enjoy the scenery. The time for fruitful action is always now, could there be any other?
12 thoughts on “Uncertainty or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Now”
Very very helpful today, Katie, together with your link to the practice of inner peace.
Thank you, I’m glad we can connect over this lesson!
Always love your blog.
Thank you so much Laura!
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This is so true and so beautifully expressed…..worthy of reading again and again.
Thank you 🙂
How beautiful! This resonates so deeply with me and I could not agree more! It is absolutely about the “how” more than the “what” and living in each moment as if we had chosen it, because—in reality—we did choose it. This is just to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Feel free to decline; if you are happy to accept, please visit http://presencematters.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/one-lovely-blog-nomination/ for more information 🙂
Thank you so much, I so appreciate your insights and kind words, as well as your nomination!
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