Uncertainty should be as familiar to us as a dear old friend by now.
However, for some reason we always seem bemused and somewhat surprised when she appears.
A cancelled plane, inclement weather, the stock market, a traffic jam, an accident, or whatever the interruption to our well planned out agenda.
We even say we welcome her in our good moments, whatever, but when she arrives we still seem perplexed.
As if she really shouldn’t be here. Another battle to conquer.
If only we could sit with the unknown that is uncertainty, without judging or condemning.
Make friends with her.
I’ve heard her lovingly called “delicious ambiguity”.
To embrace that would be delicious, if really we did.
Life is uncertain, that is a given.
To sit with uncertainty is a masterful skill.
“This too shall pass”, is indeed a maxim well worth paying attention too.
Ironically the only certainty in fact is that.
I like to think we can all get better at embracing uncertainty and “inhabiting our vulnerability” is a delightful way of beginning.
“The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance.” David Whyte