Certainly Uncertain

I just read a post on Instagram which was discussing the current worry of the world. In summary, it stated that things can be scary when there’s uncertainty and no clearly defined ending. Of course, that made me think and I realized, isn’t this whole situation just exposing life’s greatest truth? Do we not bury ourselves in our jobs, 401ks, houses, cars… just to make ourselves feel as though there are certain “definites”? Isn’t most of our time, everyday, spent doing things to relieve uncertainty? Yet the truth is, there is literally nothing that is for certain. Zilch. We create the illusion of certainty for ourselves, so the deafening biological need to live is muted a bit and the monotony we’ve created is more palatable. Truth is, life last year was no more certain, it just appeared to be. Give that some thought. Anything could’ve happened, at anytime…for better or worse (humans just prefer to focus on the latter), and now we have to face the fact that uncertainty is a constant. Uncertainty doesn’t only exist when bad things happen (causing us to hyper focus on it) – we’ve just become really good at avoiding it.

*Insert obligatory mention of how shining a spotlight on the uncertain nature of life has exposed the actual state of altruism in humans through raids on grocery stores and the “every man for himself” attitude. Then enter mention the slew of hall monitor posts on social media re: good etiquette and proper behavior.* …moving on…

There’s a lesson in the constant barrage of information and hand washing guidelines, and it is a lesson generations past learned early in life – appreciate right now and take care of yourself moment by moment, because now is the only guarantee. Think better thoughts, feel better emotions, just be…right now. It may sound cliche, but you can change lives for the better…you just have to start with your own.

About the author

The Enlightened Spectacle blog uses the exes, codependent tendencies, and esoteric thoughts of one woman in search of life’s deeper meaning as the inspiration for you to deviate from social norms, gain new perspectives, and embrace the darkness on your own Path of Enlightenment.

Josie de Vere is evolving thinker who happens to be codependent and also a writer. Hoping her journey through the darkness to know enlightenment inspires others along the way.


    1. Thank you again! It’s always wonderful to find agreement. Not to say that I shy away from disagreements, though. I find that disagreements (if done productively) are wonderful opportunities for new perspectives.

      1. To be a shy is also a blessing, same things happens to me though. But i must apppreciate your thoughts and words how they combine together like drop into the Ocean. The words written from the heart directly goes within. And i agree, if one aims to critique something it must be productive instead of hitting someone. It is said that, “a writer is the most sensitive person in a society.” And you depicted that.

      2. You are very kind! Thank you! I find that those who criticize to tear others down often have deafening thoughts toward themselves when they lay their heads down at night. Rarely is it personal. I’m looking forward to perusing your blog soon!

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