Step 3

Practice Sitting with Uncertainty

If you’re falling … dive.

— Mark Matousek

Change is unavoidable. Everything in the universe changes. Every living thing, every bit of matter, all the energy in the universe is constantly changing in some way. This is especially true of the Earth, which is a living system. If life does not change, it dies. That applies human societies as well.

We know this on an abstract level, but it is hard to accept in practice. So we engage in myriad strategies to avoid this truth, trying to create for ourselves a life of certainty and security. But certainty is generally an illusion. 

The key to resilience is adaptation. We can build resilience in our daily lives by avoiding attachment to specific outcomes and practicing adaptation to changing circumstances.

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