I think deep down we all have a fear of uncertainty. We all have that scary feeling in the pit of our stomach that reminds us that we can never fully prepare for what’s to come because we have no idea what that may be. Deep down we’re all a little bit terrified.
Life is full of uncertainity, and yet somehow we can’t manage to shake this fear and accept the cold, hard truth. Naturally, we always want to prepare ourselves in any way we can so that when something major in our life happens, we’re completely ready for it since we saw it coming from a distance. But what happens when we actually have no way to prepare because we don’t know what it is that we’re preparing for? I think we want to accept that life is full of uncertainity, but we just can’t bring ourselves to do this. We’re not wired that way.
We only have one life and anything could happen in that time. Your current life might be completely different from how it will be this time next month, or next year…and so it continues. How can we ever feel at ease while knowing this is true? How can we learn not to be terrified of this simple fact?
Our fear for uncertainty is similiar to our fear of change. Both are based on a fear of not knowing what’s going to happen or how it will affect us. Why are we so afraid of the unknown? Why do we try to run away from change to seek familiarity? The irony is that change will always find us, catch up to us and force its way into our lives anyway, no matter how fast we run or how determined we are to keep it out. It’s one of those things that has the ability to creep in so silently that you may not even realise it’s there until you suddenly see it right in front of you, and by that time it’s too late to shut the door in its face…it’s already arrived and it’s here to stay.
Lucy Rebecca x