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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
-- J. Krishnamurti
 

 

Saturday, September 8, 2001

Unknown territory

To live your possibilities, you must step away from your certainties. The past is safe, secure, certain -- and impossible to change. The future is filled with uncertainty, and in that uncertainty are limitless possibilities. The future is unknown, and because of that it harbors every opportunity imaginable.

So you can stay safe and secure in what you already know for sure, but you won’t find any opportunities there. Or you can move confidently into the unknown territory that is the future, where you will find a world of possibilities.

Though the possibilities come packaged inseparably with uncertainty, you have the ability to transform the best of those possibilities into certain reality. Yet in order to do so, you must be willing to venture into unknown territory.

The walls you build to keep you secure from uncertainty also hold you prisoner. Beyond those walls exist your grandest possibilities. Have the confidence to explore those possibilities. Detach yourself from the need for certainty and security. The future is indeed unknown, and ready to be shaped by your imagination.

— Ralph Marston

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