The known future is a repeated past.
I created this little image with the idea of “certainty” in mind.
Sometimes, we find assurance and reassurance in the sense of certainty we may attempt to create in our lives.
We feel “certain” about some things we are doing or not doing.
A sense of strength can come from this sense of knowing.
The flip side, though, is that certainty can be a weighted limitation hanging over our head. Potentials are removed when we speak in certainties.
When we are so certain about something, especially something in the future, we must remind ourselves that certainty in the future arises from basing our assumptions on the past.
Certainty is the past carried into the future. This is not always a problem, but it is also not always a solution.
sidenote: when I wrote about certainty here, I was not intending to disregard the intuitive sense we all sometimes rely on. I believe intuition is one of our primary guides and can enable us to feel very certain about something and take up positive action as a result.