Two words that nobody wants to really live with. I hear it a lot: "I can't deal with uncertainty. I need to know what's going to happen" and "I need to get rid of this insecurity."
Nobody likes to feel uncertain about their future. Nobody likes their insecurities. But we all live with uncertainty and we all have insecurities. They can be a beautiful part of our lives, if we let them be.
Part 1 is about how to live with uncertainty. What do you need in order to embrace uncertainty?
How do you deal with uncertainty right now? Do you try to analyze and overthink situations? Do you freeze/shut down/give up just thinking about uncertainties? Do you try to control the person/situation to make sure it goes the way you want it to?
But, what are you really scared of? What makes it so difficult?
I believe we are questioning this: "What's going to happen to me if such and such happens?" or "How will I feel if such and such happens?" So we try everything in their power to prevent that such and such from happening - so we don't have to feel the possibly difficult feelings.
What if you let yourself be guided to what is meant to happen? You can face the fears that are holding you back from living your life? Can you imagine embracing your life?
...Opening up our intuition. It's our intuition, our gut instinct, that can lead the way. It's not your thinking mind, your cognitive abilities, your analysis. It your gut! It will take you on a journey that you're meant to have. To better understand your intuition, you must listen to your inner voice.
"I'm not sure where this is taking me but I know this is the path for me. I know this is what's best for me."
Embracing uncertainty is when you walk into a therapist's office.
Embracing uncertainty is going out on a first date.
Embracing uncertainty is calling your doctor's office, even if there's fear.
Embracing uncertainty is talking to a friend about an issue that's been bothering you.
That's intuition and embracing uncertainty. You take the steps that you need in order to go on the path for your life. It may be a different path than what you wanted but it's your path. It will include everything uncertainty has to offer. Vulnerability, sadness, disappointment, betrayal, shame -- but it also means you are open to happiness, joy and gratitude. <3 <3 <3
So embracing uncertainty means embracing your whole life. You can do it. I know you can.
Trusting your intuition