The challenge of dealing with not-knowing and uncertainty continues to have an increasing impact on our lives. Certainties dissolve and the new is initially only dimly recognizable.
Not knowing leads to insecurity. And insecurity is usually accompanied by fear. Because our brain perceives insecurity as a threat rather than as an opportunity to grow and find new ways. Since the days of the saber-toothed tiger, little has changed in our human operating system. When something moved in the bush, our ancestors ran away to be on the safe side. Checking to see if it might just be the wind could have been the last act in life for them.
So we are dealing with deeply rooted behaviors. But are they actually grounded? Natalie Knapp, a German philosopher, points out that a sudden change in a complex system can be a catastrophe or an anastrophe (opposite term to catastrophe: a turn for the better). The probability of their occurrence is the same – but have you ever heard the second term?
Together we will explore this space between the stable known and the supposedly volatile new, and experiment with the difference between uncertainty and confidence. Using the elements of Tai Chi, we will physically explore how to stay in balance, how to let energies flow through us and use them to feel our inner stability more strongly. The ideas of process work will support us to be more open to the new things that come to each of us and to better accept the opportunity in them.
Hannah Arendt said, “The uncertainty of the future is the best thing we have.” Time to venture into it with curiosity and courage!
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