Sister Sirens

Living in Uncertainty (item #8 from The Manifesto)

I will live in uncertainty. I will put myself out in the world without having a guarantee that everything will go the way I want. I will understand that the condition of living in uncertainty is the human condition. To this end, I will not try to control the people around me by anticipating their needs/wants.

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The Manifesto

I will live in uncertainty. I will put myself out in the world without having a guarantee that everything will go the way I want. I will understand that the condition of living in uncertainty is the human condition. To this end, I will not try to control the people around me by anticipating their needs/wants.

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
― 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
― 
Charlotte Brontë

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All the items in my manifesto are about freedom, but this one is rooted in the Buddhist tradition of accepting uncertainty—and so opens up to a much bigger freedom, a universal freedom. So much of what we do every day is about trying to minimize risk: we make sure we have enough gasoline in the car before we drive anywhere (for that matter…

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