I’ve been reading Deepak Chopra’s “Seven Laws of Spiritual Success.” In it he mentions the importance of embracing uncertainty so we can be free to live life more fully.
“Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities. In your willingness to step into the unknown,you will have the wisdom of uncertainty factored in. This means that in every moment of your life, you will have excitement, adventure, mystery. You will experience the fun of life — the magic, the celebration, the exhilaration, and the exultation of your own spirit.
” … When you experience uncertainty, you are on the right path — so don’t give it up …”
Deepak Chopra — “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
I have accepted his challenge to let go of my worries as they pertain to outcomes; to relinquish the need for an agenda and instead, simply embrace the notion of being in the moment while pursuing my passion, figuring out what I can do to help the world and letting the consequences of my actions be as they may. In short — I’m stepping into uncertainty.
For a person who has spent her life a perfection-holic with a fear of the unknown this is no small undertaking. But I am committed to it since to live as I was is neither healthy nor productive … or fun.
So how do today’s images fit in?
These were captured on an intensely hot day in July during my trip to Alberta. Conditions were not really conducive to great photo capture yet, while my brother and I travelled northeast from Calgary toward the arid Drumheller area, I couldn’t help but notice a mirror of heat haze spanning the road and into the horizon. This optical illusion made it appear, at times, as if we were heading toward an uncertain pale turquoise abyss. Vehicles in the distance just seemed to appear and disappear.
Of course, the only thing certain about uncertainty is that something will happen. We just don’t know what it is. The trick is to walk forward in faith and allow things to unfold as they will.
In truth, the very nature of life is uncertain. We don’t know from one day to the next how things will transpire. Oh, we may make plans, but you know what they say about those. It’s why living in the here and now is so important. Let tomorrow take care of itself. To worry about what may or may never be, as I’ve learned, is pointless and a waste of valuable energy and limited resources. And with so many things tearing at our energies and resources these days, who can afford to live like that?
It has been said that “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
Perhaps embracing our uncertainty is what allows us to live the life that happens more fully and with gratitude.
My family member’s attempted suicide earlier this year and my own healing journey through adrenal fatigue during the past 18 months has taught me to enjoy every moment of health, find the wisdom and grace in every moment of discomfort, and accept whatever happens next even when I can’t possibly know what that is. I’m not saying this is easy, but I know all too well the agony of unmet expectations and broken promises.
Besides, beyond the heat haze of our uncertainty lies the possibility of brand new, beautiful and interesting horizons.
What could be better than that?
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2 thoughts on “Into Uncertainty … Drumheller Area, Alberta”
Love especially monochrome number three!!!
Thanks, Peter. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂