The Year of the Heart: Making Friends with Uncertainty
The soul-driven life is an internally driven life.
It leaves space where the ego demands decision and it makes decisions and takes risks where the ego says drag your feet or be responsible. It is intuitive. It is powerful. It is playful and spontaneous, without being impulsive. It is creative, with a drive to press the edges of growth. It is organic yet ordered. It is trailblazing. And it is uncertain.
The uncertainty of the soul-driven life is its animation because it lives in a constant state of potential. That is, what is capable of being and becoming, what is possible rather than what is. Though the soul is never static, its natural state is peace and present. To make friends with uncertainty is not to be in a constant state of frenetic activity or ignorance. It’s more of living in the paradox of motion and stillness inside and out at the same time.
So what’s the point of making friends with uncertainty?
For those dedicated to the intentional creation of their life, their business, and the evolution of themselves it is the eye of the storm, the power center of creating.
Our first impulse when we learn about our ability to create our lives is to want to control it. You mean I can have “this?” Great, here’s what, where, when, and how. And take this thing over here away. Now show it to me so I know I can have it. But the greatest possibilities cannot happen from there. It’s stifling to the soul.
Within uncertainty is the power of real change, the highest possibility. Coupled with intention, they are the building blocks of the Universe. Like an artist who doesn’t know the outcome, but starts chiseling, painting, dancing, writing, mortaring, dreaming, and imagining with an idea in mind, shifting with the idea as the art emerges from their hands, so too, you create your soul-driven life.
It’s uncomfortable. We’ve all been in conversations with someone who is uncomfortable with space, or been the one who is uncomfortable leaving space. But have you also enjoyed conversations where the space just added to the flow of conversation? Every moment wasn’t filled with words. You could just be and experience the person all the more. The space only added to the connection.
Likewise, to make friends with uncertainty stokes the connection with yourself and the Universe at large for creating all that you intend. Enjoy the uncertainty of the space in the “conversation.”
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