When things become unclear, uncertain, unpredictable, revel, rejoice, celebrate.
If you are the sort who likes to read a review and then go watch a movie, you may not enjoy Life much. The best part of Life is the uncertainty, the inscrutability! To have clarity of what’s going to happen next is so pedestrian, so boring. Imagine watching a movie whose storyline you already know and whose review you have read! Where’s the fun? Real enjoyment comes when the unexpected happens, when there’s a twist to the tale, when there is edge-of-the-seat action.
When you are dealing with uncertainty in Life, therefore, welcome it. “Anything can happen” is, after all, a good state to find yourself in!
But all of us love just the opposite. We like things to be planned, laid out, and we like all the information on what’s to happen to be available to us. We prefer the security predictability offers us to the insecurity that randomness presents. But when did Life tell you that it will be an easy customer to work with? No matter what you hope for, do or want, Life will keep reminding you that it is in control of you, and never the other way round, and that Life’s way is the only way!
Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th Century Persian poet, says this so beautifully: ““Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.” So, the best way to live Life is to celebrate this fuzziness, to hang from the edge of the precipice and to have the presence of mind to enjoy the breeze caress your cheeks as you hang in there. In the face of Life’s uncertainties, walk the line you have never walked before, walk with complete abandon, walk fearlessly, walk free. Only then can you claim that you have fully lived this lifetime!