“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
We never know what life will throw us, or sometimes at us. And it’s not unusual for us to dwell in moments of uncertainty, lackluster, frustration, and perhaps just sadness when we find ourselves in these pockets of doubt and grief.
While your circumstances sometimes may not be ideal, we must remember it is not our circumstance that define or dictate who we are; who you really are is far greater than that. Circumstances never ultimately dictate how far in life we go, they can throw us a curve ball, but what’s important is how we respond to these situations. Our response and being open to new pathways, being accepting of this ambiguity is what determines our path.
We are always responsible for how we respond to life. So why not find greatness, grace and beauty when faced with uncertainty. How do you choose to respond? Can you find space for new inspiration – perhaps an opportunity for new beginnings to propel you, and life, to greater heights?