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THIS is how an epic life is lived!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."

- Gilda Radner

"I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain ... In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar."

- Richard P. Feynman

"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity."

- Pema Chödrön

Any project that you start is some kind of leap out into the unknown. It just is.

The truth is that there is no amount of certainty that you can get to prove to your fear that what you want to do, what you feel called to do, will work out.

We have no idea of knowing what will happen.

No one who has ever been successful in their life has ever created or started a project with certainty of the outcome.

Those whom we look up to, those who make dents in the Uni-verse, those who make a mark on the world are those who have become friends with and learned how to master uncertainty.

Your relationship with uncertainty is a measure of how successful you will become. If you are addicted to comfort, addicted to control, addicted to certainty - then you can surely count on your life to shrivel up and die a slow and boring death.

The thing about this kind of death is that it's not all of a sudden. It's not a single moment. It's a subtle and slow death that happens over a lifetime. It's a death that is riddled with excuses and stories about why it didn't work out, or subtle white lies you say to yourself and those that you Love, "It's okay, I like my life."

But, how many of us can really say that when we die, we will die fully used up, fully expressed, fully in our purpose?

Not many.

And those of us that do leave a mark on a generation.
Are you living for comfort or are you living for the ages? Are you living to just get by or are you living to be fully expressed no matter what comes your way?

If you wish to be expressed, if you wish to live in your purpose, if you wish to Love and be Loved to the fullest - then become friends with uncertainty.

See your life as an experiment in uncertainty. See your life as a giant dare to The Divine - you weren't made to fall. You weren't made to fail. You were made to learn. To Love and to pick yourself back up.

Erase failure from your vocabulary. It was a lesson.

Erase self-doubt from your mind. You have no idea how amazing and powerful you are when you are connected to your Source.

Step into uncertainty today and a little bit every day.

One step at a time...

This is how an epic life is lived.

Mastin Kipp
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