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Being at peace with NOT knowing –

Being at peace with NOT knowing –

The other day I was talking with one of my best friends. We were specifically talking about how we feel there are a lot of areas in our lives where we feel like we don’t have the answers.

As the textbook control freak I am, all I did was complain about not having answers about certain things, and that the anxiety I felt from not having those answers had been eating away at me to the point where I couldn’t sleep.

My friend, on the other hand, magical as she is, told me: “Donna… we need to learn to be at peace with the unknown.” She explained how in the last few months she’s learned to dance with the uncertainty she felt, and when she started to see uncertainty as a friend instead of a threat, she was able to find peace within it.  

It’s crazy how much we can grow with the right relationships. These types of lessons are always available to us, it’s just sometimes we hear them without truly listening. 

In this case, what did I learn from that conversation with my friend? 

Well, in this life we might not be certain about much. There’s even been moments that I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. 

We can’t choose what happens, or what’s coming, but we can choose how we react to it -- so as long as you can trust yourself, you can have certainty in something. 

I am sure of myself, and with that I know things will be okay. 

I want to invite you to start trusting yourself. To know that when things don’t turn out as planned, or when you don’t know what’s coming next, you don’t have to lose sleep trying to find a solution. 

Work on being at peace with whatever comes next. 

Be kind to yourself and the answers will come. 

I promise.