Uncertainty can sometimes be a good thing, giving room to open up a whole new world. This picture of me is an excellent example of how an unplanned trip to Chattanooga, TN turned out to be one of my best one-day trips ever. A truly exciting trip it was!
This past year went by with quite a bit of uncertainty with many things, the results of which proved to be quite rewarding. In prior years, my life was just one big having-my-ducks-all-in-a-row circle for pretty much everything I did.
Quote from Dr. Chopra About Uncertainty
Deepak Chopra, MD, founder of the Chopra Center for Well Being once said: “I embrace the wisdom of uncertainty, because if everything is certain, where is the creativity?’
After reading that quote in the May 2015 issue of Oprah Magazine, it opened up a whole new world for me. Such truth! Creativity is a wonderful thing. It means ingenuity. Inventiveness. Resourcefulness. Vision. Innovation. Originality. Inspiration!!
Living your life in a way that everything you do or want to do must be certain, planned or scheduled can be crippling. A really cool friend helped me realize this, as throughout my younger life, that was my normal way of living.
As I age and have now become this 50-plus woman who is a bit more wiser, I leave room for creativity by working very hard to let go of being certain, scheduling or planning every single move I make. It’s actually working well and it feels great! It has opened up my world! So many new things have now come to mind. Things I can now do, places I can now go, people I can now see, things I can make, instruments I can and have always wanted to learn to play, activities I can participate in — my cup runneth over! Lol…
Have I been my own drill sergeant? It looks that way, doesn’t it? It’s just that I’ve always loved having almost every aspect of my life carefully planned and scheduled. So much that I was often teased about it by my close friend. My profession in the legal field over the years is partially to be blamed. Lol!! Mind you, there will still be things that do need to be planned, organized and/or scheduled. I’m actually talking about no longer doing so in every single aspect of my life. Enough already!
It is now time for creativity! Yes – the time has come. Now that I’m approaching my 60s, this is a time when I want to be doing new things and in particular, things I’ve always wanted to use my creativeness and resourcefulness to accomplish.
Dr. Chopra was right and his quote was timely. I most certainly embrace the wisdom of uncertainty.
What are your thoughts on his quote? Have you been doing that in your life? Share your thoughts with me.