Sunday Dinner: Uncertainty

“Embrace relational uncertainty. It’s called romance.
Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It’s called mystery.
Embrace occupational uncertainty. It’s called destiny.
Embrace emotional uncertainty. It’s called joy.
Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It’s called revelation.”
Mark Batterson
“Let go of certainty.
The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness,
curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox,
rather than choose up sides.
The ultimate challenge is to accept
ourselves exactly as we are,
but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
Tony Schwartz
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality,
they are not certain;
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.”
Albert Einstein
“Have patience with everything
that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”
Max Ehrmann
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2018
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“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious”
becomes less and less obvious
as you begin to study the universe.
For example, there are no solids in the universe.
There’s not even a suggestion of a solid.
There are no absolute continuums.
There are no surfaces.
There are no straight lines.”
R. Buckminster Fuller



“There are souls in this world
which have the gift of finding joy everywhere
and of leaving it behind them when they go.”
Frederick William Faber

How many insects can you count on the Joe Pye Weed today?

“So what do we do? Anything. Something.
So long as we just don’t sit there.
If we screw it up, start over.
Try something else.
If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties,
it may be too late.”
Lee Iacocca

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One response to “Sunday Dinner: Uncertainty

  1. Some great quotes here. Esp. like the Lee Iacocca one.

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