Living with uncertainty is hard. Yet, it’s the reality of life. There are so many unknowns in the world right now. And it’s normal to feel a little uncomfortable with that—in fact, it’s a very human response.
Below are thirteen quotes to help you process, cope, and normalize your experience.
Quotes on Living with Uncertainty
Quote 1: It’s OK to feel many things at once, including uncertainty. – The Gottman Institute
Quote 2: I am washing my face before bed. It feels dumb to wash my face and dumb not to. It has never been this way, and it has always been this way. Someone has always clinked a glass in one hemisphere as someone loses a home in another, while someone falls in love in the same apartment building where someone grieves. The fact that suffering, mundanity, and beauty coincide is unbearable and remarkable. – Inspired by Mari Andrew
Quote 3: Being emotionally unaffected by an upsetting event isn’t resilience. It’s dissociation. – Sarah Boyd
Quote 4: When we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. – Wendell Berry
Quote 5: The reality is that tomorrow is most certainly uncertain, and no matter how many expectations we form, tomorrow will come, tomorrow will go, and it will all be what it will be. – Lori Deschene
Quote 6: When the world feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Do the dishes. Fold laundry. Water the plants. Simplicity attracts wisdom. – Unknown
Quote 7: The practice of staying present will heal you. Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety. Replaying broken scenarios from the past causes anger or sadness. Stay here, in the moment. – Sylvester McNutt
Quote 8: You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly OK to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person.’ It makes you human. – Lori Deschene
Quote 9: Peace is accepting today, releasing yesterday, and giving up the need to control tomorrow. – Lori Deschene
Quote 10: Place your hand over your heart. Can you feel it? That’s called purpose. You are here for a reason. Don’t give up. – Joyce Meyer
Quote 11: Resilience is the capacity to believe that the future can be good again, even in the face of darkness and fear. It’s the capacity to choose future purpose over current pain. – Inspired by Sarah Boyd
Quote 12: One day, you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone’s survival guide. – Brene Brown
Quote 13: Allow your heart to hold onto hope. Even when. Even if. – Lauren Fortenberry
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