How to break our addiction for certainty. We learned that follow “certain” paths will attract life security. Uncertainty comes with a price of suffering. To feel better, we fabricate stories. We get hooked to a theory of positive thinking. But, when you feel sad, mad…it is only natural to not suppress it. What if we open to the “maybe” concept: “Maybe this is not as bad because I can start doing this now…”. “Maybe” is not demanding; it does not hold you and tell you what to do. It is like a little light that pass through: “…maybe what happen yesterday would not happen anymore”. It is like casting down own doubt and open up a passage for light to contemplate something different. “Maybe” is soft and nurturing and open up just a bit of sensation to start something new. Although, when we attach to it our expectation “how does it have to happen”, it gets tricky. It is even more difficult when our past experiences create patterns of preconceived thoughts. We are overwhelmingly cautious. Yet, while getting through hard times, uncertainty is our best friend. “Unknown” is where our life is about to change. If we will be willing to engage long enough in the “maybe” plan, we should be able to hang out in “unknown” much longer. The more you hang out in “unknown”, the more you willing to pass these light trough. Suddenly, unexpected bring gifts, and the bad becomes good and we cultivate our fate. Yes, we alleviate more suffering but also we have more faith about life, dilute fear and stay in the present moment more.
Thoughts from Unmistakable Creative Podcast – Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Time with Allison Carmen
Link to: The Story of the Taoist Farmer
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl
Book: “Gift of Maybe: Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times” by Allison Carmen