Overcoming Anxiety by Embracing Uncertainty

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Life is fundamentally unpredictable and so we can’t be certain about what is going to happen next. And although uncertainty is, in a sense, a blessing; since it allows space for freedom and change, at the same time it can feel like a curse.

Being used to the known reality of our lives, most of us become attached to it and hence dislike change. The future is unknown, and how can we be sure that what we possess—for example, our health, material possessions, friends or love partners—will not be taken away from us? And, considering the inevitability of death, we tremble in the face of the unknown ahead of us. We are aware that at any time, even the very next moment, we might die. In fact, any moment we die will be the ‘next moment.’  Click to read more...