- Is it possible to have any certainty in life?
Sorry, but it is absolutely impossible to have any certainty in life. For all we know, we may not even wake up tomorrow because “tomorrow is promised to no one”. People look for certainty because it makes them happy, but this is the disease of the ego. The trick is to be comfortable with – and even in love with – uncertainty. Our entire society is built on the idea of certainty, i.e. you work a certain number of years, then retire, and finally die – but this is an illusion. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you can begin your lifework and start living a joyful and fulfilling life.
- Living in a state of uncertainty is extremely stressful, how do you cope with it?
The stress comes from the ego. Just like fear, stress is an imaginary substance. There is no way to cope with stress because it is not real – you can only understand and accept it. Stress indicates that the negative aspects of the ego are calling for your attention. It may also mean that some of your basic needs are not being met. Remember signs and signals? If you are stressed out because you have no money to pay rent, you need to cover this basic need before you can do anything else. If you are so stressed that you cannot lift a finger, the one and only thing you should be doing then is analyzing and working on your ego. For example, if you have no money to pay rent and are stressing out because of it, take a look at how your ego is manifesting this situation in your life. In order to heal the ego, you need humility and understanding. Once you understand what is happening and heal the ego through observation or conversion, you may find a creative solution to your problem, such as calling the landlord and offering to paint the apartment or do other maintenance to cover your rent. Remember that healing the ego releases energy, which you can put to good use. Perhaps the reason you could not pay rent was because you were living in an apartment that you could not afford. Once the ego subsides, you may decide to find a roommate until you can afford your own place.
- How can I use certainty and uncertainty to motivate people and succeed in achieving my goal?
Certainty is a disease that everyone is addicted to. This is a delusion, an imaginary state. No one can offer any certainty to anyone, although they surely try. Insurance is a huge industry that makes billions of dollars off of people who crave certainty. The number one goal for the students of this course is to understand and get comfortable with is the idea of uncertainty. For most people it causes undue amount of stress, which inevitably brings even pain and suffering into their lives. By being comfortable with uncertainty, you become happy and content. You begin to lead by example and this is what motivates people and draws them toward you. You become fearless, confident and certain in the face of uncertainty and people cannot help but feel attracted to you. This is what makes you a shepherd among the sheep. At the end of the day, you must realize that the only certainty is death. Accept it fully and move on.
Love, Health, and Wealth.