An old lady I worked with once told me "you don't want to know the future". She was believed (even by the most cynical people there to be psychic). Not going to lie, this freaked me out. I was 18 and about to go to University in a different city away from home.
I assumed this meant something awful was due to happen.
The more I thought about it the more I didn't agree, I wanted to know my future, to know everything was going to be ok, or know how long I had!
14 years later I get it. So many random things happen all the time. If I had known some of the most formative lessons I would learn the hard way I would have avoided them, no doubt about it. Would I have saved myself the heart ache? Of course I would. At the time. But now? No way.
Life has an awesome way of all working out for the best, for our best. And yes, of course I realise that not every illness or death is fair. That there is injustice and imbalance in the world. I also realise that I am in a position of conscious power to contribute to a more positive balance. Even if cannot control other peoples choices. I can certainly mould my own choices and behaviour to reflect a more loving and supportive social climate.
We don't know what is going to happen to ourselves, not really, no matter how much or well we plan. We don't know what is going to happen in The Ukraine. Or Syria. Or to ourselves and loved ones.
As much as we get caught in the crossfire of others behaviour, the universe, gods will (delete as applicable), life is for living, not for knowing. For having a crack at what we are faced, rather than avoiding it. For making conscious authentic decisions. For living in line with what we want and what we think is right and wrong.
I would like to ask...not because we are fearless, but because we can accept not everything has to be perfect or fair for it to be right.
What can we face today that we have been avoiding?
What uncertainty can we embrace?
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