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Certainty Brings Insanity

Certainty Brings Insanity


There are 3 maxims that are said to be inscribed in the temple of Apollo. They are “Know Thyself”, “Nothing to Excess” and “Certainty Brings Insanity”. Today I want to focus on Certainty Brings Insanity.

The certainty or predictability of life can seemingly be of great comfort; go to your job or school, make dinner, watch TV or read a book, go to bed…repeat. The certainties in life are also what can lead to dis-ease. When you do the same things over and over again and they don’t make you feel happy or provide satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment it can lead to deep sadness, regret and anxiety, among other mental and physical conditions.

Life is not meant to be filled with certainties, it’s the uncertainties that bring excitement, challenges and make you feel alive. Trying new things and taking chances can be scary, but those are the things that lead to the greatest reward. How can you step out of your comfort zone to shake up the certainties in your life? What can you do each day to add a little more spice to your life? If you do one thing each day that is new or different from the day before, I bet you’ll find that life will become a whole lot more interesting and your soul will thank you.

Have a beautiful day