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It seems like we have an unusual amount of uncertainty in our lives right now. And our brains hate this. Not being able to accurately predict what is going to happen makes the brain feel threatened and unsure. And so the brain offers us thoughts that increase our anxiety to help us be more alert and aware of possible danger.
But the reality is that, as humans, we have never had any certainty and we will never have certainty. Ever. Uncertainty is the human condition. Anything can change at any moment. And the more we can accept the reality of uncertainty, the more acceptance we can feel in any circumstance.
We don’t ever need to have certainty in the world outside of us. We only need to tap into the certainty inside of us by recognizing our endless power to handle anything and to create our own experience in every possible situation.
Most of us have probably noticed that our levels of anxiety and worry have gone up this year and that is mostly because our brains are reacting to the uncertainty that exists right now. One of the things that human brains really don’t like is uncertainty. Because our brains are so concerned about survival, they like to predict what is going to happen in any given moment.
But I want you to know something. You have never lived at a time when things were certain.
We have never had any certainty and we will never have certainty. Uncertainty is the human condition. And for some of us, we are just starting to become aware of this and it is making us anxious.
Why We Have Anxiety in Uncertainty
How to Overcome our Anxiety in Uncertainty
Thoughts to Help You in an Uncertain World
2. Who you are and the control you have over your own experience is always certain.
Real peace comes from knowing that regardless of the uncertain circumstances, I am always going to be okay. No matter what happens, every feeling I ever have is created by me. Nothing happens inside of me without my say so. I am never the victim. I am an agent that acts.
You are always in charge of your experience and you have unlimited capacity to handle anything that comes…and that is the ultimate certainty.