There’s really no such thing as certainty.
This life is all truly uncertain.
You don’t need to be scared of uncertainty. In fact, the coming to terms with uncertainty is a pretty powerful moment. When you give up always trying to create your future or escaping your past and truly show up in this moment, you give yourself the opportunity to actually live a life. It’s only when you try to move out of the present moment that things can start to get pretty shaky at times.
As exciting as the future can be, you become out of touch with reality and distance yourself from individuals and opportunities that are here right now. There’s nothing worse than living in some place that you can’t actually go to, and therefore, missing all that is happening in the moment.
That was my old story.
I lived completely in the future and neglected showing up in this moment.
Not that it was a bad thing all of the time, but it was out of alignment with the deep underlying need and desire for a real connection with others. I knew that I really needed that connection, so I had to start to make some changes. I suspect the balance of where goals and dreams lie with a person who has great ambitions is they must really appreciate what they have now, be the person that they envision in the future at the current moment, and learn that the future is only going to be a representation of deep purpose of what is going on in their life right now.
My problem was that I looked at the future as a location where it might all turn out and everything would be alright. Wrong. You need to be okay with what is going on today. When you can really live in the moment and let the uncertainty of the future handle itself, happiness creeps in.
So learn to show up in this moment and bring yourself out from the future.
Uncertainty is the name of the game.
Evan Sanders is a professional life coach at AYKME Life Coaching and writes blogs about daily life. For more inspiration, read up this article on making a Change For Life and dive into these MP3s to cope with anxiety for some good times.