What could you do? If you had the clarity of mind to navigate through even the most uncertain of events?


What could you do? If you had the clarity of mind to navigate through even the most uncertain of events? My mind is a funny place. There are times when I believe that I have a clear understanding of those around me and their intent. And then there is reality…. Clarity of mind. Perhaps decisiveness is a more accurate descriptor. I say that because in those instances where I think that I have the most clarity, I am probably least open to alternative possibilities. When I have formulated my clear thinking plan of action to navigate from A to Z, I am frequently stuck in that place where I am right and know all future outcomes – yeah right.

While my ego loves being right, thinking I am right reduces my field of vision. I have learned, the hard way, and continue to attend this school, that I am most clear about what needs to be done when I am focused on the short term and open to all that is in front of me. I say that because it is in those situations where I am focused on the most immediate part of the problem, of the situation of life that I can get the closest to clarity. It is also the only time that I really can deal with uncertain events and while it can feel a little out of control, I know that nothing is certain except this moment.

Oh yes, the other big take away, I am not right all the time. In fact I am frequently wrong. And that is ok. In recognizing that I am wrong, that I don’t have all the answers and can’t calculate every possible outcome I come back to this moment and the immediate next step in dealing with what is right in front of me. I have begun to see what many people have written about through the ages. I only have this moment and if I stay in this moment I have the greatest potential to navigate through the uncertainty that we call life. Now if I could just do that consistently….

What could you do …if you had the clarity of mind to navigate through the most uncertain of events?

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About occasionallyserene

Just a guy trying to simplify his life in a complicated world. Finding out along the way that much of what he thought was real, is little more than an illusion created by others and sustained by his own mind.
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One Response to What could you do? If you had the clarity of mind to navigate through even the most uncertain of events?

  1. ahh…consistency – that is indeed the key 😉 Nice post

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