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Well, I wanna; But…

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by Antipas Harris

A Chinese proverb says, “To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.” Life’s challenges often create uncertainties despite our desire to overcome them. However, there is an inner spiritual impetus for us to triumph “certainty” even though the Chinese proverb calls this approach to life “ridiculous.” I call this a divine inspiration to “walk in the ridiculous.”

Challenges that render uncertainties for us include insecurities pertaining to how we might feel that we look in comparison to someone else, measures of success in education, employment, finances, etcetera. As result, we are often tempted to give up.

Life’s changes, moreover, often lead to adjustments, sometimes for life. Normalcy is interrupted in the event of changes in health (illness that debilitates), changes in finances, car accidents, family crises, etcetera.

About six months ago, I was diagnosed with hypertension and fatty liver. My diagnosis came just after my dad experienced kidney failure. In the wake of the family crisis, my diagnosis startled me. Immediately, I changed my diet, began a physical exercise regimen, and paid multiple visits to the doctor to monitor my health progress. Thankfully, I am now overcome the fatty liver and my blood pressure readings are significantly lower. It is amazing, though, how situations and events alter normalcy; fear of the what might happen grips so tight that it is hard to breathe. Read the rest of this entry »