Uncertainty and Fear

Life is uncertain. It always has been and it always will be. And through uncertainty comes fear and the what if’s and the why’s and other fear based questions.  It is these questions that run through our minds and make our hearts race and our stomachs sour. It is the knowing there is an unknown that makes us fearful of what may come next. What if he doesn’t like me? What if I lose my job? What if I get abandoned by the people I love and care about? What is the purpose of life?  What if…..? 

Then the Why’s? 

Why do I feel this way? Why cannot I not make these feelings go away? Why do I keep trying to make things better? Why do I keep trying to be heard? Why do I keep trying to be accepted and understood? Why…..?

It is from these questions that race around in our minds day in and day out that we move to fear. Fear of………fill in the blank. Which leads us back to the What if and the Why questions and the whole process starts over. And then we find ourselves stuck in anxiety and fear about the uncertainty of life. Even though we know cognitively that life IS uncertain. Always has been always will be. 

And yet, here we are. In uncertain times. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. Whether we like it or not, this is where life has taken us. Each day is different and in instantaneous moments, things change for the better and for the worse. And yet we still seem to find the strength and the courage to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. 

And this is what we must do in life. Keep going and be aware that life is uncertain and this uncertainty brings fear with it. It is up to us on how we handle the uncertainties and fears in our lives. And how we choose to handle or not handle the uncertainties and fears, will determine the quality of our lives.

Namaste, my friends.


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