Sitting With the Unknown

Today I am undergoing a medical test that has some risk. Moreover, the results will have a significant impact on my and Husband’s life.

I am challenged to live in the present while making room in the back of my mind and heart for the unknown. I am scared; I acknowledge this, and then tuck it away while I live in the moment. This process is a difficult one, and it’s a basis for my spiritual practice. To ponder the possibilities is to avoid living now.

It will be two or three weeks before I have the test results. Living in the present will require diligence.

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9 Comments on “Sitting With the Unknown”

  1. Euan Says:

    Hang in there Kathryn – my thoughts are with you.

  2. Tien Says:

    Acknowledge the fact that you are scared makes me have even more respect for you. Learnt from Joe Caruso that what’s going to happen, is going to happen. And no amount of worrying is going to change it, so instead of expending energy on unforseeable future, we might as well start focusing on what we can do and what we can’t do. From you, I see the same message.

    Not here to preach and I don’t know who you are, but I’ll start learning from you and hopefully, find myself doing the same no matter what happens.

    Please know that you just inspire another person

  3. leah Says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with you today, kathryn. xoxoxox

  4. Diana Says:

    I’m behind on comments, still pondering the post below (I was a member of a UU church for several years and felt many of the same things you describe) but I’m jumping the queue because I want to say that my thoughts are with you, Kathryn. Good luck.

  5. Sujatin Says:

    Keeping you in my thoughts

  6. Eden Says:

    There are a lot of us thinking of you today. I’m eager to hear the results & how you’re doing. Brightest blessings & good thoughts 🙂

  7. Tori Says:

    It is powerful that you have such a strong outlook in the thick of things.
    I wish you all the best and really enjoy your writing!
    Thank you.

  8. marta Says:

    Thinking of you.

  9. la peregrina Says:

    Kathryn, my thoughts and prayers are with you, too.