“There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.”
A few years ago I read a book called “Embracing Uncertainty,” by Susan Jeffers. Let’s face it, the only real security we have in life, is that things are going to change. For a lot of people this gives them cause to worry about what is going to happen next, to become anxious and fearful. This is an indication that they are expecting the worst. So of course it does not feel secure. I admit to doing this, luckily not so much now. One of the techniques I have found useful, is to observe what I am thinking and feeling about all the events that take place in my life. “Everything,” I hear you ask? That is the general idea, but of course we can’t observe every little thing or we might be doing that all day. It is helpful to write all the thoughts and feelings down so we can see a pattern of negativity or a pattern of opportunity and possibility.
Only when we see these patterns, are we able to make the changes that we want. Who chooses to be anxious and fearful about life? Who doesn’t want to feel more at peace with themselves and the world around them as the unknown future brings opportunity and possibility? As I write this, the US citizens are celebrating Thanksgiving. This is a habit that would be good for all of us to maintain for every day of the year. Being thankful not only for what has been but also for what is and will be in the future. Feeling that gratitude for the future is like a faith. When we feel that, we look at life differently and see the opportunity in every corner or shadow.
Enjoy being open to the opportunity of life!