How do you cope with not knowing?

Uncertainty is unsettling for us all, the question is …how are you supporting yourself through it? We’re each impacted in some way by all the change that’s happening, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, sometimes downright shaky, and of course that increases our stress levels. At the same time, it’s through change we find our strength and resilience and new ways to live.

Here in Vanuatu where people are considered amongst the happiest in the world, it’s interesting to ask how they can be so happy when they have little in terms of material wealth and live in a country that is so disaster prone. The answer I’ve heard over and over again is that they have what they need, they have food and they are never isolated, they have family around them. They don’t worry, they accept and adapt. The words of the song ‘Don’t worry, be happy” are ringing in my ears!!!

How is it for you? What do you need to feel safe and secure? You may be dealing with illness, uncertainty around a job, money, when you will next see your loved ones…how are you supporting yourself through all the change at the moment and how can you build on that?

One of the things that I find really helps is to take each day as it comes. When you bring your awareness to what’s happening now through your senses…what you see, hear, feel, smell, touch… to the little things that make you happy, this small act takes your mind away from all its worries and busyness. It keeps you grounded and connected to yourself and everything around you.

And when you connect with the Diamond Within The Heart that’s where you really find your inner certainty, your knowing that everything happens for a reason and you are supported, you’re not alone.  

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