Embracing the Unknown
Those of you that have been following my posts over the past few days might be wondering where all of this "non-judgement" stuff is going. Oftentimes it seems as though the world will fall apart if we don't keep creating narratives around our experiences. So, I'm going to let you in on a little secret:
No the world won't fall apart…
however, it may dissolve and drop away.
Keep in mind that I'm not speaking of the physical world (not just yet, anyhow), but rather the world of stories that we create with our minds. Why would one actively choose to do such a thing?
To learn how to embrace the Unknown
and experience the pregnancy of possibilities…
For those of you that this sounds a little too "woo-woo" to go "whoo-hoo" about, I'm catching up on the "Soulful Sunday" posting that I missed, so feel free to close your computer. Those of you still reading, don't forget to close your computer and say "hi" to Nature afterwards.
Many of us are permanently stuck in what I refer to as "storytelling mode". Rather than embracing the Unknown, we put our experiences in a little box by wrapping stories around them. I'm a writer, and I love stories, but there is a time and place for everything. Sometimes we just need to unplug — especially from ourselves.
For many of us, embracing the Unknown represents one of the most courageous things we can do (or "not-do" from the Eastern perspective). It's also one of the most honest of stances that we can adopt. Truth be told, none of us really "knows" what will happen, even on a day to day basis.
Instead, we have ideas of what we think may happen — and sometimes these things even do. Rather than reflexively creating stories, sometimes we need to simply "not-do" and let ourselves experience life as it comes. Trust me, even if you do, the stories will arise soon enough.
Please share your insights and ideas below (see, back to the storytelling)!