Life can feel uncertain. At times we might feel a rustling if new ideas, or maybe our direction unexpectedly changes. This can be unsettling, scary even. As with any new adventure, you are setting out in a new direction, the unknown.
In times like these, when things can feel out of control, I go back to the basics and remind myself of what I know to be true. One truth I know is that the universe and life are good. Fundamentally good. And if that is true then whatever step I take into uncertainty is good too.
If you have a sense that your job, housing, travel adventure or spiritual direction wants to change, one of my favorite practices is to be curious. Being curious to me allows playfulness and adventure to enter into a situation that could be seen as concerning or serious. Getting to know our new possibilities then becomes more lighthearted. And from there we can get to know the new space unfolding, ask questions, listen in stillness. We can also be ok not knowing for a little while while the process unfolds.
Our brains will try and control, bargain or suggest directions, it’s a natural part if the process. When these ideas arise, I gently thank them and gently ask them to step aside. The picture of what’s next will be fuzzy at first, and that’s ok, as it comes closer, the shapes and designs will become noticeable.
We all have an inner knowing that knows exactly the right next step. And this one took me awhile… you have permission to explore what you *want* to do, not just want you *need* to do, for the world, your family, etc. For a long time I saw so much need in the world that I thought my job was to change it. The truth is, yes there is a lot of need in the world, and it’s ok to want things for myself, that bring me joy from the inside of me. It’s ok to want to paint, write, take a vacation. So add that in the mix when you are being curious…what to I want? What makes you come alive? And give yourself permission to hear the answers.
As you move through a time of uncertainty, trust in the goodness that is life and open this gift.
I have a feeling that it will be something outside if the bounds of your current imagination. Open it up and enjoy.