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  1. V
    Varsha

    I got married 6 months ago and I am still getting used to it. It all still seems new. This is the uncertainty I am embracing graceful at the moment. I am grateful for my husband for being so supportive and forgiving

    1 year ago
  2. Debra

    It’s inviting me to embrace uncertainty every day, especially now that my life is certainly at a crossroads. That’s the certainty that I clearly know and do my best not to shrink from. The uncertainty at times leaves me unsettled but more often than not I welcome the change. It’s life.

    1 year ago
  3. Antoinette

    Life is always uncertain. All I can do is be present with an open heart and say thank you to life.

    1 year ago
  4. Jess

    I am living everyday in the present. I do not resent my past anymore and I do not fear the future. I know, without a doubt, that I am going to be ok because I am abundance. I am deserving of my desires and I manifest everything that I want easily and quickly. Thank you Universe, my God, for all of your blessings.

    1 year ago
  5. O.Christina

    I don´t know, but to just be with uncertainty might be one possibility. Meanwhile, staying alert, kind, and loving. To love no matter what, to find back to loving kindness including towards myself, when uncertainty might become too frightened.

    1 year ago
  6. nadders

    Erm. This is a good question. I am off work with stress. I generally feel better at the moment as I am not in work and therefore have removed the stressor. But because of this I uncertain of when I am well enough to return to work.. o think on reflection I need to trust the advice from the health professional in my life as they will have better insight into my wellness. This is a challenge for me as I like to be in control. So, on reflection, the current uncertainty in my life appears to be inviting to relinquish some control and develop trust in others.

    1 year ago
  7. Elaine

    As Kristi Nelson might say 🙂
    —respond to the invitation to wake up grateful
    —continue the practice of taking nothing for granted.

    1 year ago
  8. Anna

    I do not know, I’m sorry.
    Yet, I’m sure I don’t love uncertainty, but that often life is a paradox.
    Sometimes my desire is a burst of tears in God’s arms.

    1 year ago
  9. Mica

    Supposedly I’m leading a group ‘virtual event’ in October – is that still true? I’m embracing the uncertainty and progressing as if it’s still true, despite the many weaknesses I see in my plans, which might cause the sponsor to cancel it. But I emailed my sponsor a post I made to another group, to advertise the event today.

    1 year ago
  10. Don Jones

    By remembering that one thing is certain… we are all on death row.

    1 year ago
  11. Toni

    My email was on the dark web and I just changed my password. The uncertainty of fraud, theft, etc. is not a comfortable thing to live with. Since my cousin just went through identity theft I am grateful that she was able to deal with it and I am fortunate that I not have had to. I check balances daily and pay attention to credit score changes and do what I need to do. That is the material world we live in. I am responsible for the quality of my life not the outcome of what I cannot control. My reaction to the present moment with peace is all that concerns me right now. I know that I am being guided by grace when I am able to remain calm cool and collected amidst uncertainty.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      Yup, Toni – those things are now parts of our lives, aren’t they? 🥰🙃😜😁🤗

      1 year ago
  12. Nina

    Uncertain about taking a vaccine that is not FDA approved. My work is forcing this or terminating. No freedom in the USA, no choice and violations of HIPAA from employers even asking, or knowing if you had the vaccine or not. I hate uncertainty, even though we all face it everyday. I just feel overwhelmed, with a sense of mistrust based on all the misinformation out there. Whom should I trust besides GOD, no one. UGH:/ such a dilemma. Pray for me please.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      I lit a candle for you, Nina – interesting point about HIPAA. That was all pre-Covid, wasn’t it?? My aged neighbor has survived Covid, which she got in a Bible Study group; her son doesn’t know if they were wearing masks..
      May peace be with you!

      1 year ago
  13. SK

    Just to have one more day chases any uncertainty away. It must mean I have at least one more thing to do on behalf of the universe. we all live in “uncertain” times only if we allow our hearts and minds and choices to go there. Stand up. Stand back. take a deep breath. This too shall pass.

    1 year ago
    1. Toni

      I knew an SK once. He was a massage therapist/yoga teacher. He became very ill and later after recovery went on to study acupuncture. He was one in a million! He embodied loving kindness. A pure soul. Seeing your name reminded me of him. He faced uncertainty and overcame many odds. He sounds like you! So positive and loving. What a soul! I’m glad I got to know him for a brief moment in time. Just thinking about him gives makes me feel at ease. I know this is odd that I am saying all this but why keep these memories to myself.

      1 year ago
      1. Mica

        My ‘SK’ is one of my 2 dear sisters-in-law, SK and Toni 🥰

        1 year ago
  14. d
    dcdeb

    Not knowing about my own safety and wellbeing

    1 year ago
  15. Linda

    Nothing is certain in life. Every morning when we get up we are facing uncertainty, especially as we age!

    1 year ago
  16. GratefulOne

    In countless ways… Life is always uncertain. But we have to look to hope. Hope maybe allows us to embrace uncertainty. This poem “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy describes uncertain times but with a hopeful message.

    1 year ago
    1. GratefulOne

      Like Rumi says in “The Guest House”, “welcome and entertain” uncertainty!

      1 year ago
  17. A
    Alex

    Delayed passport application, new addition to the family, and career application. Whatever trip we take will be wonderful and if the passports don’t work out then that is a chance to practice spontaneity and figure out a fun local/continental trip. Everything happens for a reason and there will be good memories regardless of how everything works out!

    1 year ago
  18. Kimmy

    I tend to be a catestrophisizer. In the past, I have learned to be ready to run or protect myself. Today, my goal is to remain curious and open.

    1 year ago
  19. Pilgrim

    I’m not sure embracing uncertainty makes sense to me. Really, isn’t everything in front of us uncertain? I am more of the idea that “Pilgrim, there is no path. The path is made by walking.” (Antonio Machado)
    Seems like every day I am presented with challenges – many of them physical. And so I make my way, one step (or moment) at a time, seeing how it goes. A pilgrim on the journey of life. Maybe that is a form of embracing uncertainty? If I wake up in the morning, the day is an offering. How shall I live it, one step or choice at a time?

    1 year ago
    1. Maeve

      Yes.

      1 year ago
  20. Nelson

    I was taught uncertainty often causes my anxiety and overwhelm. I also learned uncertainty is caused by my thoughts of what’s going to happen in the future, and wanting to control the outcome (but can’t necessarily.) Mentors have taught me when I’m in that state of feeling amid uncertainty to slow down. Slow down in thought and in action. Pause. And just take one next step. Not ten, and not try to do everything. Just one step. I concluded uncertainty plays a purposeful role in my life: it reminds me to breathe and be present.

    1 year ago
    1. devy

      Very wise words.. I too often have monkey mind and need to do what you explained. It’s not always easy… a work in progress

      1 year ago
  21. Mike S

    I have a progressive disease called macular degeneration. I am receiving treatments for it but there’s no guarantee that my vision won’t go all together. I have faith that I will live and still be able to read, even though I can’t now read books because the font is too small. I use my iPad for all my reading.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      Hooray for our ‘tablets’. I’m up to the next-to-largest font size, without my glasses. And then there are audio books. My mother had macular degeneration, and I have a heightened genetic risk for it; but so far, so good. Warm wishes to you, Mike S –

      1 year ago
  22. Patricia

    I don’t want to welcome uncertainty, but since it’s there anyway, I might as well cozy up to it, give it a quick hug and ask, “What is it you’ll teach me today?”

    1 year ago
  23. DeVonna

    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
    This old adage is right on track. In Florida we are prepared for Hurricane Elsa, but hope she passes us by. If she does, however, this means others will be hit, hard. Bad things happen. Pray for the grace to go through them honorably.

    1 year ago
  24. pkr

    So much uncertainty currently in my life. This “uncertainty“ has been with me for the last year, all around a family medical emergency. I am trying, have been trying to embrace it all, staying in the present moment, praying & getting quiet. There have been good days & bad days. I am trying so hard to remember “Faith over Fear”. I have to remind myself that so much is out of my control. I am truly being “tested”, on so many levels.. “Faith over Fear”. 🙏
    And to remember LOVE, always. ❤️

    1 year ago
    1. sparrow

      I carry you in my heart,
      dear pkr,
      as you live through these very hard days . . .
      ‘faith over fear’
      with love . . .
      sparrow ♥

      1 year ago
      1. pkr

        Thank you sparrow for your kindness. Yes, Faith over Fear……🙏

        1 year ago
  25. Carol

    As Buddhist teacher Jack Cornfield says in his book, “A Path with Heart,” “What do you know for sure, anyway?” I know that right now life is challenging me physically, emotionally and spiritually and I’m seeking professional help to deal with the anxiety and I’m thankful to know that help is available. Today’s quote is so true: “No matter how many accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.”

    1 year ago
  26. sunnypatti48317

    Quite a few things going on that have asked me to embrace uncertainty. This has always been tough for me, although the past few years it has been a little easier. My husband and I started our business, but we are still working our ‘regular’ jobs. But starting your own business is scary, so there’s been lots of that to deal with, along with questions of how long it will take to build our clientele, and all of the administrative sorts of things you have to do as well. But we are following our hearts and trusting…. and we have already seen the results of that with certain things “falling” into our laps, certain people coming into our lives. It’s really cool! There’s a big thing that could be a possibility for us, and we’ll be figuring that out soon.

    Then there’s also the uncertainty of hurricane season living in the Southeast of the US. Michele mentioned Elsa, and that is definitely on our minds. I’ve lived in this area the majority of my life, so I’ve been thru some big storms, and while I’m never one to get pulled into the doom and gloom of these things, it can still be worrisome, to say the least. But that’s where trust comes back in and reminds me that it’s all going to be okay. I am praying for everyone in the path of this and any future storms.

    1 year ago
  27. Trish

    There is conflict & ugliness occurring in my church parish which saddens me deeply. I am staying out of the drama & praying for peace. I would love to get to the place where I can embrace (not just accept) these kinds of situations as catalysts of change. I have the invitation to do it. I envision lots of prayer…..

    1 year ago
    1. GratefulOne

      Hello Trish, I can relate. Good luck and may God help resolve the conflict.

      1 year ago
      1. Trish

        Thank You!

        1 year ago
  28. l
    luna.mihee1

    The fact that I bought a bundle of legal documents for a blog that I was thinking about seriously starting for a topic or a genre that seems more popular on YouTube, only for me to realize that I can’t get a refund on these legal documents that I viewed as unnecessary. Because I’m still in the process of figuring out whether a blog or a YouTube is something I want to pursue, in addition to wondering how the creator of those documents will respond while rejecting my asking for a refund, this forces me to really think about what purpose could a blog and/or a YouTube serve for the goals I have in my future.

    1 year ago
  29. devy

    I am realizing that you uncertainty is a thing of the future, something that we have not control of completely because of external factors. I try to live in the present, and only be responsible for my own actions and thinking, living in the now , focus on my breathing when necessary and practicing gratefulness

    1 year ago
  30. Howie Geib

    My ungrounded expectations (negative and positive) are a symptom of my creative imagination I have embraced for many decades. It is a source of amusement during times of bone crushing tediousness, allowed me to seek and mine humor in the depths of tragedy and loss (as a means of breaking a downward spiral of self pity). They are not helpful in the sense of setting me up for disappointment or unbridled glee when the reality that emerges either exceeds or fall behind my hopefulness. There is ample evidence that projection in general is unhelpful and exercising the ability to not indulge myself too much in them might be wise. However, I have never grasped that ability.

    1 year ago
  31. Mary Pat

    Nothing is permanent. Not the good in life, or the bad. I would like the good things to not change, to be there always, but that isn’t life. So I do my best to enjoy them while I have them.
    In my life, I have seen things change quickly. Within minutes. Hours. Days….So I look to life and know this is part of it. I don’t like it, but I live with it by staying connected to my “toolbox”, which I open and take out; journaling, prayer, meditation, family, friends. I do not embrace uncertainty; I have learned to live with it. The best I can do is walk through it, but I don’t have to do that alone.

    1 year ago
  32. Kevin

    I willingly embrace uncertainty every day at 4 AM. I get up and get dressed.

    1 year ago
  33. Dusty Su

    A new culture, languages, and career in a new country, on a new continent, with a new romantic partner. All COVID contingent.

    1 year ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Many blessings on your new adventure!

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thank you so much, Mary Pat. I’ll need them. Mind you, this feels a blessing on so many levels already, though a tad scary.

        1 year ago
    2. Kevin

      Wow, Dusty Su! Now that’s a “step” if there ever was one!

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Right? WOW…ha, but isn’t that what you do at age 60? The relationship is over two years old though, but we are on different continents for most of it. Praying it all aligns soon.

        1 year ago
        1. Kevin

          I’ve had a few friends over the years in similar situations. The two that come to mind have worked out fine…at least from my angle of view. I admire your drive. The things that love sets before us! I’m ‘voting’ for love here…the people will follow! Continents be damned!

          1 year ago
          1. Dusty Su

            Amen/Ahwomen to that…I am voting for Love too. It’s something I have bet on in every sphere all my life. Thanks for your encouragement.

            1 year ago
  34. Clarity

    All. Ways.

    1 year ago
  35. Michele

    Keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa right now…

    1 year ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      Hopefully it’s not too bad for you. At least she died down to a TS. She’ll be headed our way next… we cleaned up the yard yesterday, and are just praying for her to continue weakening.

      1 year ago
      1. Michele

        Good luck to you too:)

        1 year ago
    2. Mary Pat

      That is very uncertain! Here is sending you whatever you need for this day…may you not be alone in this uncertainty….

      1 year ago
      1. Michele

        thank you. Wasn’t too bad, periods of strong bands. Now it’s very windy and my electric keeps going on and off.

        1 year ago
  36. Christine

    I like to embrace what is certain in life, and that is love. I do not like to think to much of uncertainy, or embrace uncertainty. I can say to myself “Let it be”.

    1 year ago

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