Joining in with Five Minute Friday: this week’s word Welcome….
I’m at a time in my life where I find I’m welcoming uncertainty. I have my arms open wide and I welcome it, embrace it. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? How can one welcome uncertainty?
I’ve experienced events, situations, that people shouldn’t ever have to experience and I made it through, we made it through. In order to survive that time, I learnt to let go. As a survival mechanism. Let go of what? Expectations. ‘The way things should be‘. I also learnt to let go of grief (for the loss of a relationship, the loss of a way of life, the total loss of respect and love for someone you had held dear, opened your life for, are deaths). And perhaps the worst one: I slowly learnt to let go of the picture of the future I’d envisioned and had been giving my all for.
Only by letting go was I able to survive. Had I held dear, held on for dear life, I’d surely have been lost, my soul, my spirit, perishing, little by little. It was self preservation, you see, this letting go. And now, I see, sometimes one has to welcome uncertainty as part and parcel of letting go.
No-one knows what life has in store for them. Destiny has a way of finding you, no matter what, no matter how comfortable you think you are. It’ll seek you out, open your eyes, shake you until you realise what it is you actually need to do.
I’m learning to listen to my inner guide, my soul, my intuition, and – as an important part of this – to welcome uncertainty. Uncertainty can cause anxiety, can generate worry but it can, if you learn to look at the flip side of it, make you so much more aware of what you do have, of what is actually important. It can turn your life upside down but, you know, sometimes upside down is actually the right way up.
Welcome uncertainty, I say: sometimes a new perspective is exactly what you need and nothing will give you a clearer new perspective than a dash of uncertainty.
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