Life by its very nature reels in uncertainty, and nobody exactly knows what comes next. Hence, the mind is always afraid and loves to hold to future planning, a secure and safe life.
How do we deal with the uncertainties of life?
We generally tend to live in our fancy imaginations, rigid opinions, and shallow beliefs with no depth to them.
From the day we are born, our minds are heavily conditioned with outside influences.
We start living by a set of protocols assuming that everybody lives in such a way, so let me also live similarly with no innate understanding of why one should live such a pre-planned boring life at all.
But significant blows of life through depression, anxiety, anger, relationship conflicts, loveless job, and overall quality of stress-filled life (unprepared storms) can shake our fantasies and turn life topsy turvy.
John Allen Paulos quotes, ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.’
Let these uncertainty quotes help us question everything we assume ourselves to be.
Let’s not take anything for granted. Life never remains the same for anyone all the time.
Keep a vigilant eye on all the things that look very alluring. That’s where our minds slip. We slip the deepest in moments of hopes and promises.
Have a watchful eye on all things that excites you quickly, look promising, bloats your ego, blur your eyes in overconfidence, and make you build castles in the air over an imaginary future.
How do we face an Uncertain life better?
Never be so sure of anything except a relentless inner willingness to understand the facts of what the mind keeps promising you.
Let’s not blindly succumb to the beliefs of a happy life the world keeps assuring us. Dare to question how much happy one is despite living a well-planned life?
Hopes are great evils that are waiting to be a disaster sooner or later.
Constantly introspect within, see the consequences of your desires and see whether relationships and material pleasures bring you real contentment.
Do not be ungrateful for all that is bestowed upon you for free, be open to new things in life, travel, explore, have deeper connections rather than preferring substanceless relationships (quality over quantity), give the best shots in life, and live life to the fullest before it vanishes.
The more we drop hoping and show inclination in understanding, the more one lives in inner fearlessness and is well equipped internally to embrace uncertainty.
Dan Milman beautifully quotes, ‘ Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.’
Best Uncertainty Quotes and Sayings
Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
– John Finley
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.
– Tony Robbins
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.
– Bertrand Russell
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.
– John Allen Paulos
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
– R. I. Fitzhenry
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
– Ursula K. Leguin
Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
– Dan Millman
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
– Andre Gide
Only do what your heart tells you.
– Princess Diana
Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?
All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.
This I ever held worse that all certitude, to know not what the worst ahead might be.
– Algernon Charles Swinburne
When the mind is in a state of uncertainty, the smallest impulse directs it to either side.
Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.
– O. J. Simpson
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
– William Congreve
The longing for certainty – is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others.
– Bertrand Russell
If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable, we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.
– John Henry Cardinal Newman
I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
– Richard P. Feynman
The future is uncertain but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.
– Ilya Prigogine
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6-7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
– 1 Peter 5:7
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
– Psalm 55:22
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
– Hebrews 10:35
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
– Jacob Bronowski
An image is a stop, the mind makes, between uncertainties.
– Djuna Barnes
We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.
– Douglas Adams
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
– Edward Coke
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
– Chinese Proverb
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
– Bertrand Russell
No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune.
I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit’s way of whispering, I’m in flux. I can’t decide for you. Something is off-balance here.
– Oprah Winfrey
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
– Ernest Hemingway
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
The grand perhaps! We look on helplessly, there the old misgivings, crooked questions are.
– Robert Browning
Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.
– Junot Diaz
I’m happy not knowing. Most of the time (except when I’m a neurotic mess about uncertainty) I feel glad that the horizon is a mystery.
– Leslie Jamison
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
– Frank Herbert
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
– Zora Neale Hurston
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
– Thomas Carlyle
It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.
– Pema Chodron
Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
– Erich Fromm
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