And most of us probably yearn for certainty, something that doesn’t change, that we can rely on—believing that this brings our safety. We want to be assured that our days continue along a path of familiarity. We may not like it, but it is familiar and thus more comfortable. We think we know what to expect.
But what can we expect now? In these times of uncertainty and fear? Of the unknown in which we now live?
Often the thought of uncertainty bring feelings of dread and anxiety—thinking that something awful may happen.
Uncertainty contains that which is mysterious. We just don’t know what will occur.
However common this thought is, it is a mistaken view of life.
The don’t know mind contains all potential, all possibilities. It is also called “Beginner’s mind” in Buddhism.
The truth is that change is always occurring, bringing something new each moment. Each instant of change (and it is always happening) holds all possibilities, for nothing has yet been formed. It is all waiting to become, according to the way we see. Really see. Not with our physical eyes, but of the eyes of the soul.
And this is what is astounding. We do create our experience of life, but just don’t know it. Our sacred view of how we see, not what we see, but our interpretation of events that stems from our deep core beliefs in our unconscious flows into this “formless nature that is beneath all form” and causes it to become as we see it. Not from our conscious thought, or positive thinking, but from our deepest beliefs that we are not even conscious of.
We can become conscious through mindful meditation. By witnessing our thoughts and feelings, but stepping back, simply observing them without jumping into the content.
For our physical eyes cannot see formlessness. They only see what has been formed, what we are conscious of. And what has been formed is on its way out.
It is the nature of all life that everything arises and passes away.
It is the nature of life that each moment holds great possibilities before us. But only if we can look past what is already formed. As we observe our thoughts and feelings without believing that they are true, but simply what we have already believed, we can stay open to the divine potential that is here and now, in every instant.
I suggest we stay open to gratitude for all that has been, and fill our mind with love for all, good wishes for all life. As we do this day by day we reclaim our true heritage as creators of our experience of life.
This removes any sense of victimhood. We choose through our seeing and believing.
Each moment life gives us a new slate on which to paint picture of life. We live in a quantum reality in which we shape each moment according to our core beliefs. And beliefs can be changed.
Buckminster Fuller has said that we cannot change things by fighting the existing reality. What is, is. We can only change by creating a new model of reality that makes the old ones obsolete.
Neuroplasticity shows us that we are constantly rewiring the brain according to our thoughts and feelings. We create new neural pathways as we change our thoughts, our view of life.
Reality is here for us, waiting to become how we see it—how we believe things to be. Will we judge by appearances? Jesus taught not to judge by appearances. For appearances deceive. They are not solid, factual, as we believe. For they are very much illusions. They take on the form in which we believe.
How will I see this moment? Is it filled with all potential? What have I not seen? What could be?
The Buddha taught that each moment we were either relieving suffering, or cause it by our thoughts, feelings, and interpretations of events.
Can we, will we, stay open to the unknown? To what could be? Will we bring thoughts of love, of well-being to everyone and everything this moment? Or are we thinking hate and revenge?
It is our choice. It depends on our commitment to our intention.
For me, I intend to do as little harm as possible. I intend to serve that which is higher than this little self that I often think I am—when I forget there is a greater Self that includes all living beings working together in harmony.
Here in the unknown are new beginnings as I imagine and give thanks for all that is, and share my love and compassion with everyone—with all life forms.
Care to join me?
Together we create a new world of love and harmony.