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The Links Between Uncertainty, Faith, and Authenticity

The Links Between Uncertainty, Faith, and Authenticity

I have been thinking a great deal lately about showing up in life as my authentic self. I have been working lately to achieve greater confidence in myself, my ideas, and my feelings. As a result of that confidence, I have started to become less fearful of uncertainty than I have in the past.

I had a bit of an epiphany last week. I realized that having faith that life will work out is a choice. It is easy to feel fearful of uncertainty. Indeed, accepting uncertainty has never come naturally to me. However, the ability to cope with the unknown is intimately related to the ability to listen to one’s intuition and live authentically.

For the most part, when we live authentically, we eventually come to the decisions in life that are genuinely right and beneficial for us. Even when we make so-called mistakes, if we are being authentic, we will realize that there are lessons to be learned from those mistakes that will help us grow and lead more fulfilling lives.

Therefore, when we live authentically, we may reasonably have faith that we will ultimately make the choices that will lead to a satisfying life. That faith allows us to sit comfortably with uncertainty, confident that, although we cannot see precisely how our paths will unfold, they will lead us toward happiness and fulfillment.

 

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Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke is a writer living in California. She is interested in organic food and green living. Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University, an M.A. in Humanities from NYU, and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has written for a number of publications, and she studied Pastry Arts at the Institute for Culinary Education. Her interests include running, yoga, baking, and poetry. Read more on her blog.

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2:34PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you :)

2:55PM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Faith is a gift - even the faith to believe in oneself is a gift from your Higher Power. But, when an individual makes the decision to do the right thing, all the powers in Heaven align together to help bring it to pass. (Sayings of the Fathers.)

10:30AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

important to remember

12:47AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Thank you for the interesting post.

9:58AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

important epiphany for all

3:53AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

Helpful. Thank you.

5:27AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

noted, thanks!

8:08AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Sometimes, it just takes a reminder like this to let go and trust in yourself.

4:22PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

"Faith is for those without hope, hope is for those without belief, and belief is for those without sense."

Hahahahaha. This is my new bumper sticker. Belief is for idiots who don't have MONEY.


1:22PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Okay.

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