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Uncertainty allows us to know what we don’t know and to continue the journey to find out. It allows us a chance to delve deeply into our souls and come up for air and figure out that everything will eventually be ok. The opposite of fear is trust. The opposite of uncertainty is faith.
I am reading this on May 10th. Before I read this, I had a friend ask me how my adult daughter is doing. She’s having a rough go of it, a lot of uncertainty in her life right now. My reply to my friend was this….”Hopefully, she’ll get things sorted. I think it’s the uncertainty, the not knowing what the future holds. I said sometimes having the trust/faith that things will work out, and letting go of that control can be freeing. You still have to set out a plan to move forward but allowing yourself to believe that things will get better can keep you more in the moment. I opened this up and look what the question is. How amazing is that?
Uncertainty is a gift because it strengthens my faith. Everytime I feel an outcome is highly uncertain, the stronger I believe that God will deliver the best outcome for me.
If life were certain it would be stifling, a bit of a Groundhog Day experience. Where it gets tricky is having a possibly bad outcome hanging over me. I rarely see that type of uncertainty as a gift!
When I read the question I must say that I was thinking: I don´t like uncertainty to be a gift, but probably, it is… it echoes the “not knowing” inside myself in a way, which I am still tempted to fix often enough into “knowing”. To stay open to whatever life may bring I still feel is a challenge, but leaning fully into the question, all of a sudden, it creates a sense of freedom. So this I take as the gift of uncertainty for the moment being. A most beautiful and most precious gift indeed. Thank you dearly for this question.
Uncertainty is a gift because it’s a reminder that we are not in control. Uncertainty can surprise us, make us laugh, make us cry, and keeps us wondering what might happen next. Sure, we can take steps to help pave our path, but there’s always that bit of the unknown on where it is really going to lead us.
Uncertainty can be really scary but if we embrace it, it allows us to find/experience something different, to give us the possibility of something better than we expect, to take us in a different direction than we might plan but may turn out to be better than we could imagine. Sometimes we need to go with the flow and see where it takes us.
In the way that it offers the possibility of something greater than what you expect.
It shines a light on on the false idea that somehow I am in control of this unfolding. In fact, it reinforces the importance of the idea of being in flow, that is, carried along with the prevailing energy.
I’ve had to dig deep to get an answer for this one. I’m sorry i can’t think of anything. So i guess from my answer that the only gift that i got from pondering and coming up with nothing is honesty.
Sometimes I come up with nothing to questions, too. But the questions still sit with me. Sometimes the asking is more important. Bravo to you for being honest!
Sometimes when life is uncertain and unpleasant, or when much change is taking place, I pick the music score. Lol. It helps! We like uncertainty and transitions in movies and books. I find that by placing myself in a movie of sorts helps me to realize this is not the end of the movie… it is the challenge…. and that resolution and a satisfactory ending will come. In some strange way it helps me to endure the uncertainty of the present with less fear, to hear music in my head and perhaps feel that I am the heroine in a story that is unfolding.
Change and uncertainty is a part of life. I’m not sure I would even feel alive if I knew what would happen tomorrow, a year from now, and which day and how I would die. While I am in this ever-moving river and I’m watching scenery go by on the shore, I am in a place where anything might happen. That can be scary if we look at it that way and only expect crashing against the rocks, but it also could be the source of all dreams come true, all wonderful people we have yet to meet, experiences yet to have or share, love yet to feel, things yet to learn, ways yet to grow, love and nurturing yet to give, understanding yet to have.
Beautiful reflection Holly, thank you.
Uncertainty can open me to curiousity about what is possible
Thank you, Patricia L H – that’s lovely
Uncertainty as a gift? It envelopes most of life really yet in moments I seem to fear it and in other moments love it. A sort of “yin and yang” tossing me opportunities and challenges. My recent uncertainty is when and how I will move to a community I want very much to call home. In the best light, I try to allow it to unfold, uncertainties and all. No use trying to swim up river. Let the current of life draw me near.
I was thinking that the gift of uncertainty gives way to the power of faith and hope.
Happy Day everyone!
Uncertainty is the gift that keeps on giving to me and which spices, what otherwise could become a mundane existence. Sometimes the spices of uncertainty are sweet and savory while other times they are hot or bitter. Whatever the taste, they are present. And they usually beckon a choice from me.
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