Building a Better World Out of Uncertainty

Building a better world

by Nihan Sevinc

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

What do we do when our sense of normalcy is disrupted and we’re left in uncertainty? How do we move forward? Can we really choose to create a more beautiful future from here?

I am optimistic we can. It starts with attuning to our inner landscape first.

I’d like to share with you what nature taught me, when my reality fell apart after an illness, and I had to live in the unknown for several years.

To give you a glimpse of what I found out in the process, I wrote a little poem.

A New Earth

This land of uncertainty carries the seeds of a better reality.
But when the old is falling away

and the new hasn’t appeared on the horizon,
grief is a natural way.
In this in-between place we must pause,
and honour
what we have loved and lost,
what we hoped we’d get, but never have…

Let us feel the pain.
Then lay it down as an offering.

We are a new Earth in the making,
grief is the compost.

Feel. Surrender.
Listen.

Together,
we’re remembering a different way of being
on the planet.

— — —

I hope this inspires you to follow to your inner-knowing. This way, we can create a more beautiful future together.

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