If somebody told you in advance how your life would pan out would you really want to know?
I ponder my own question and know immediately that I wouldn’t. I view my life as a wonderful story, and I have a host of writers all taking turns to pick up the quill and bleed their own bit of ink over my future. I create most of my plot lines but the ghostwriters exist. I haven’t a clue what stories they have woven for me, but I like that, because I want my life to include a little bit of mystery.
The only certainty is that life is uncertain, of that you can be certain
I have some people who are very dear to me who spend their entire lives worrying about the future. I hold my head in frustration as I struggle to help them manoeuvre their thoughts away from the future and into the now. You see the future doesn’t exist…it’s true…think about it for a while. Every moment that exists in your life happens in real time or more commonly the now. The future is just a figment of your imagination created by your own mind. When you realise this simple premise it is almost insane that you should create your own sadness by worrying about your own illusions. In fact one of my very favourite affirmations in this book is I won’t worry about it today, I will worry about it tomorrow. Our tomorrow is situated in the future, and as the future doesn’t exist, then if we decide to worry tomorrow, then we will never worry. Problem solved.
Nobody has any control over the future
I simply ran out of superlatives when I was taking down my notes on Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers. She helps you understand that trying to control the uncontrollable is utter madness and that is leads to fear, sadness, sorrow and worry. By embracing your uncertainty in life it allows you to concentrate on the most important part – living your life to the full NOW!
Not only are her words laden with positive thoughts and fabulous snippets of advice, but also she provides you with over 40 different exercises that you can carry out to help you in your quest to embrace uncertainty. I have implemented many of the exercises into my daily routine and have created a dozen or so affirmations all from this fabulous book.
I strongly suggest you click the link below and buy this book right now. Remember the future doesn’t exist!
Why did I pick up this book?
I ordered this book at the same time that I ordered the Starting Over book by John Gray and it was purchased to help me move from one life to another in the best possible way, not only for me but for the people that I loved in both lives. I found the book by placing some keywords in Amazon and when I saw her name I snapped it up instantly.
When I had finished the Jack Canfield: Success Principles book a few years ago, there was a chapter dedicated to the teachings of Jeffers called Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway. It was based on the Susan Jeffers book of the same name and I bought, read and loved it from cover to cover. Once I really like an author then I will generally try to read as much of their work as I can.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway had a real impact in my life but I must say that Embracing Uncertainty is so much better than even her original classic.