How to embrace uncertainty
When your mind is drawn to thoughts, see if you can view them with a beginners mind.
This means, noticing everything with an open and curious nature; a mind of “I don’t have all of the answers right now.”
When a thought arises about something you want to happen or don’t want to happen and we reply withI don’t have all of the answers right now, it makes it so much easier to let that thought go instead of clinging to it.
When we ponder over dilemmas and respond with, I don’t have all of the answers right now, suddenly it’s okay to not have to figure everything out.
A mind of don’t know, gives us permission to let go of the unknown and come back to the only thing that is known. This moment. This breath.
When you experience an angry thought instead of clinging to it, see what it feels like to respond with a mind of “I don’t have all of the answers right now.” Maybe you don’t know.
When you have opinion about ourselves, or others, or the future, test out how liberating it can be to respond to those thoughts more openly.
Can we really be certain of everything?
Might clinging to our opinions be hindering us from seeing the full picture? Or sustaining a negative emotion?
Anytime a thought arises, respond by silently saying, “I don’t have all of the answers right now.” Then let that thought go.
And just noticing where the mind is and if there’s a thought swirling around, pop that thought bubble with a response of “don’t know.” Saying the words to ourselves with gentleness and openness.
We love to control everything. How things work out, others, ourselves…. What if we let go of that control? What if were okay, if we didn’t know everything?
See how it feels to experience a “don’t know” mind. See how freeing it can be to let go of having to know everything.