There are certain maxims in life, that is to say, certain Uni-versal truths that I have come to believe. I am constantly learning and willing to give up what I believe right now for a greater truth, but there are some truths that I think are really, really, really great and it would be hard to imagine something MORE true than them. Yet I stay open.
But one of those maxims, those truths is this: the quality of your life is directly related to the amount of necessary uncertainty you can comfortably live with.
I heard a version of that maxim the first time that, “The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”
I add the amount of “NECESSARY” uncertainty you can comfortably live with.
Small tweak, big difference.
Uncertainty is one of those things that really messes with us as human beings. I have to imagine from the point of view of The Divine, it’s rather funny to watch us humans be so afraid to live the lives we were truly born to live. Someone once said, “The Divine is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh…” I’ve always LOVED that quote. And it seems true.
Imagine for a moment that you are totally full, totally rich, totally fulfilled and totally in Love. In that state, what’s wrong with life? NOTHING. That’s right, NOTHING. And that state is what we are meant to live in most of the time. But we are terrified to live there because it requires us to step out into NECESSARY UNCERTAINTY.
I’m not talking about the kind of uncertainty where you take everything you own and go to Vegas – that’s just dumb. I’m talking about stepping out and expressing yourself. Taking a risk. Opening your heart.
Facing necessary uncertainty is a requirement for living your best life – it just is. No one you know that you look up to got there through the certain path. They most likely took the HELLA uncertain path.
You know you are facing necessary uncertainty when you ask yourself the following question, “Would I regret not doing this on my death-bed?” If you would REGRET NOT DOING SOMETHING on your death-bed, that means it’s NECESSARY to step into it. Because our goal is to die with no regrets. Zip, zero, zilch.
From the Divine perspective I imagine a fully present Uni-verse that supports us and KNOWS we need to step out into uncertainty. It’s there to catch us, to hold us, to support us and to nurture us through our fears. Sometimes it’s there to kick our ass, but only if we REALLY aren’t listening.
If you’ve lived most of your life afraid of what would happen if you tried, afraid of dying if you tried, afraid of going without if you tried to live your dreams and not acting on it, you are on the path to die with no regrets.
Most humans are so afraid to die that they never truly live. But the reverse is true: it is in facing our death that we begin to live. Having the death-bed perspective is what helped me to face MASSIVE amounts of uncertainty . But I’m here. I went through the storm and made it. I know I will have more storms, but what will be different next time is that I will know the storm is a Divine storm and not just life beating me down to prove that I am not worthy enough to live my dreams.
Call your fear’s bluff. Let your life be an experiment in diving into necessary uncertainty and give yourself and your life ROOM to expand into something you cannot yet even imagine.
If you were to take a step into necessary uncertainty today, what would it look like?
Take a Plunge !!