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Thoughts in Uncertainty

This is interesting. I wonder what will happen next.

In this next series of writings, I search for inspiration to help me live fully as feelings of fear and anxiousness arise. Pema Chödrön’s book, When Things Fall Apart, helped me to put things into perspective.

“Sometimes we are cornered.

Everything falls apart.

We run out of options for escape.

There’s nowhere to hide.

And I have to face the reality of this moment.”

She writes, “The next time you encounter fear, count yourself lucky.”

I want to discover what this means by stopping and leaning in to this moment that seems pretty unique and important for everyone. Normally I am facing a situation of fear or anxiousness alone, something that I made up in my mind, some worry from the past or anxiousness about the future. In this moment in time, fear, anxiousness, and worry are a global phenomenon.

I wonder how I am going to cope with so many people experiencing what I experience all the time. I wonder what I will learn. I wonder what this all means.

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