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  1. Malag

    The possibility to be at peace with what is.

    2 years ago
    1. O.Christina

      really??

      2 years ago
      1. Malag

        Yes, Ose A possibility so sometimes for me there’s a relief that there’s not a lot I can do about the outcome and that life is ultimately uncertain. That can bring peace, or not. A possibility.

        2 years ago
  2. S
    Steven Crandell

    Surrender.

    Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Nijin Win) offers this prayer as a type of vision quest. If it resonates and feels right to you, consider saying the prayer daily and/or whenever it arises in you.
    “I let go all things I think I know about surrender, so that I may be open to new possibilities.”
    When we are certain about something, anything, and we harden, even get defensive, it’s difficult to grow. When we embrace unknowing, especially in contemplative practice, we make space for the infinite (God, the Universe, however you name this deep connection). This surrender invites curiosity and learning and growth.
    Consider making it a part of your intentional practice.
    Blessings to you all and to all those you love (and all those you don’t love).

    2 years ago
  3. Hot Sauce

    Possibilities about what the future holds become infinite when I acknowledge that I really don’t know what will happen. If you had asked me 5 years ago, “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?” I wouldn’t have predicted half of the things that are the case right now. It’s a little scary, but it’s also exciting because anything is possible!

    2 years ago
  4. Elle

    When I am open to the unknown [rather than] being afraid of it, A LOT OF THE TIME…..I am surprised- in a good way. Also elated that I said, “yes”, to not knowing so I can be true to myself, not what was scripted into me by past negatives.

    2 years ago
  5. Don Jones

    It clears a space for the Truth to emerge.

    2 years ago
  6. KC

    the possibilities are endless…

    2 years ago
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    Dave Ritchie

    A peacefulness that allows me to know/remember that it will be okay, even though I don’t know what will happen next. I have just given my work notice that I will be retiring soon, and this is both exciting and scary in not knowing what is coming.

    2 years ago
  8. M
    MemoPC

    Acknowledging that I don’t know what will happen let’s me rest in the now and invites me to trust that whatever is necessary for the future will be made known when it is needed. In other words if I don’t know it –
    I don’t have to know. Tomorrow will solve for itself in infinite possibilities.

    2 years ago
  9. John

    I am ready to be surprised…usually with unexpected joy and confidence. I will not have wasted my energy on worry and fear and will be prepared simply to embrace the moment ( whatever it may be).

    2 years ago
  10. Mary Pat

    I don’t focus on the ending. I focus on the “now”. I stay more in the moment.

    2 years ago
  11. Carol

    I’ve learned that you can make plans but you can’t plan results so I bite the bullet and give it my best shot!

    2 years ago
  12. Y
    Yram

    I relax and enjoy.

    2 years ago
  13. Patricia

    I let go of the illusion of control and I look mostly to just what is around me to be grateful for.

    2 years ago
  14. Laura

    The unknown is rich with possibilities. Pausing to remember that helps me stay in the moment rather than spin into a vortex of worry. In my own experience, I’ve noticed that life is much kinder than my worries.

    2 years ago
  15. sunnypatti48317

    Oh, all kinds of possibilities! New encounters, lessons, miracles, opportunities… when I acknowledge that I don’t know what will happen, I can focus on staying in the now and making my now the best it can be.

    2 years ago
  16. Maurice Frank

    The possibility to learn something new, especially if it is not what I thought.

    2 years ago
  17. Sae

    Acknowledging that I don’t really know what will happens shines forward the courage and strength to let in possibilities of vulnerability, obstacles that bring forward lessons, and to practice gratitude in the present moment.

    2 years ago
  18. Marnie Jackson

    The possibility of living in the moment and being grateful for that moment.

    2 years ago
  19. Howie Geib

    Sometimes I go through life as if it were a Lottery Ticket before the drawing date. Metaphorically going about my business as if I could be not just a big winner but maybe matching a few numbers and at least winning back the cost of the ticket. Letting go of the expectations allows me to both daydream about very happy endings and sometimes catastrophize about just how awful it is going to be. The thing is I have bought the ticket, so letting go of the outcome does help with being in the moment.

    2 years ago
  20. EJP

    Acceptance of the unknown…..

    2 years ago
  21. Kevin

    Why is it assumed that that we, meaning humankind, always want to know what will happen? We are a curious and calculating species for sure. But for myself, I am at peace not knowing what will happen next in many if not most situations. It gives me more time to be present right where I am, right now.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, (((Kevin)))

      2 years ago
  22. Pilgrim

    Humility. Curiosity. Surprise. Imagination.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Anything. Happy Friday everyone:)

    2 years ago
    1. Kevin

      Happy Friday to you too, Michele!

      2 years ago
  24. O.Christina

    What came first is that I really don´t know. To really be still with not knowing, to go beyond knowing and not knowing while the mind being in awareness, in a way might open to the moment. This would include all possibilities to happen. A still mind in balance. Knowing this still is the same as what came first. But what I can sense is that this question offers relief and inner space, so thanks a lot for this, dear Gratefulness Team. Have a lovely day, you all out there.

    2 years ago
  25. Hermann-Josef

    A mother will always do , what is the best for her children. I give my best (hopefully), but it is not my responsibility what will happen. The universal intelligence, power and love will take care. If this will always be a pleasure to us; I don‘t think so. But I am sure it is the best…

    2 years ago
    1. O.Christina

      Thank you, dear Hermann-Josef, for your reply, your willingness to give your best and your encouragement. You are a brother to me in this all.

      2 years ago
      1. Hermann-Josef

        This time , what was coming (through you) is a great pleasure. Thank you so much brother. Take care

        2 years ago
        1. O.Christina

          yours sister Jane 🙂

          2 years ago
          1. Hermann-Josef

            Oops, I am sorry. Big Hugh, Hermann

            2 years ago

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