Dear Friends, when responding to a post on the Limboland forum, I was reminded of something I heard Sharon Salzburg, the US meditation guru, say on a podcast yesterday, and I thought I would air it on here and ask for your thoughts. It concerned our attitudes to uncertainty, something that we are all very accustomed to dealing with, in MS as in life.
Salzburg said that we think we're afraid of uncertainty, but actually we're wrong about that: uncertainty isn't so bad. What we're really afraid of, and rightly so, is the terrifying, apocalyptic narratives we weave for ourselves in the absence of certainty. If we could find a way of reminding ourselves that these stories we weave are just make-believe, and settle into a comfy relationship with good old, plain uncertainty, we would all be happier! Happier, and also more prepared to deal skilfully with the real trouble that actually does come along.
Does that sound like sappy nonsense? Or might there be something in it, do you think?