Sitting with discomfort is indeed what many people on a spiritual path experience. While our ultimate quest and the work that we do is to be able to lead a life and live a life from peace, it’s an awful lot of work to get there. Part of what happens on the way to experiencing peace in a consistent way is we have times where our life feels anything other than peaceful. It’s not surprising. We are energy in form. The more we focus on our energetic being, bringing it to the forefront, asking our brain and our emotional state to support the intuitive leading the way, we’re bound to hit a few bumpy patches in the road.
For me, there have been times when I felt unsure of myself where it just didn’t seem like I was getting along with anybody in my life. Misunderstandings, conversations gone awry, relationships with my children hitting bumpy patches. It always seems as if it happens all at once.
Bumps in the road. Difficult times. Uncertainty. Great word, uncertainty. Sometimes we just sit with uncertainty and do nothing with it. If we think about it and we make it more than it is, our brain is taking a lead. There are other times that uncertainty is an opportunity for us to see what lies underneath, what opportunities for growth and awareness, for observation can we make. There is no getting around it. Whether we use uncertainty or we ride through it, it’s never fun. I don’t think it’s meant to be.
Living with uncertainty. How does it show up in your life? Do you notice that as you do more work to awaken that you sit with a little bit of uncertainty, a little more uncertainty? Do you sit with less?
For me it comes and goes in waves. I’ve been at this work for a really, really long time. What happens for me is most of my life is very, very peaceful. When I hit the bumps, I love the fact that I have tools to work with. I love the fact that I have a grounding in spirit so that I know and I can have so much certainty in times when I’m uncertain. When I’m sitting with this comfort I can say, “Wow. I know this is not permanent. I know this will pass.” I ask if I am to do anything with this work, with this state. Am I to do any work with this state? Then I move forward as directed. I wonder, what would I do if I didn’t have these tools to work with during uncertain times?
I end up in a place of gratitude no matter how uncertain I feel, I am so grateful for my connection to spirit from my work for the tools of observation and awareness, for the connection to source saying, “Guide me, show me, what am I to do with this uncertainty?” and for the ultimate knowing that this too shall pass.
Uncertainty. It’s just a bump in the road.
And you? How does uncertainty show up and how do you choose to respond when it does??