How to Deal with Uncertainty and Find Inner Peace

by Solvita Bennett on November 19, 2011

Simple 6 Tips on How to Stay Calm in Times of Uncertainty…

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Friend,

… We hear in the media daily about financial problems, people losing jobs, having debt, in other words a lot of negative, contracting and depressing statements. This creates a lot of suffering for many people and so the problems deepen even further. We are all connected and fear spreads quickly. In today's article I'll give you some guidance to step out of the place of uncertainty and lead your life with Inner Peace and Confidence regardless of the situation.

How is it possible to find inner peace regardless of the situation? …In the past the news used to bother me and I could feel insecure. What I've learned over the years is that you can’t solve a problem when you are a part of it. In other words:

  • you can’t feel secure by having the thoughts of insecurity
  • you can’t become wealthy by having the thoughts of scarcity
  • you can’t become healthy by thinking and focusing on illness

and so when uncertain times surround you my friend the only way to have your inner peace is to find your state of security within…

… Our mind likes to have all planned, prefers routine, everything in order and so when the outside events become uncertain, it feels threatened, insecure and fearful. As we know the mind is a part of ego and is not your higher self or real self. Real self is much more intelligent, eternal, secure, fears nothing and is connected to God, Universe or Source. So the more we can identify ourselves with the higher self rather than the lower, the more Inner Peace we will be able to establish. Now let's look at:

6 Simple Tips on How to Stay Calm in Times of Uncertainty…

#1 Meditate. Mind hates stillness and it is a part of our ego. It has a voice and chats constantly. :) That voice is telling us many things about times being tough and bad… and so we start believe in that and accept as a reality and fact, which we feel unable to influence. There is no way to argue with this all knowing, confident, fact based voice in our heads. It can become very loud and damaging. We are conditioned by the negative thoughts from others that we start to identify them as our own. Meditation is a great tool and method to clear that voice and give the space for better thoughts and feelings. It is like giving a spring clean to your room. I don’t know better method of clearing mind, which would allow our mind access solution oriented and inspiring thoughts. Remember – You own your mind my friend and never let your mind own you. Remember as well – You are able to train it as you wish and make it your servant.

#2 Embrace the change. Uncertainty is the time of change. We like to resist any change and it is natural, as we get attached to a routine and therefore feel secure. The stronger the resistance the stronger will be the suffering. Especially when we grow spiritually we will find a lot of change in our outside world, as when the change within happens it is reflected outside. It is good to welcome change as a challenge rather than as a problem, as it is not possible to evolve without a change. Life is all about change my friend, it is better to get used to it.

#3 Attitude of gratitude. Why would you be grateful if you let’s say lost your life savings or a job? It is easy to start complaining and find ourselves in a state of pity. However as I mentioned before the solution or inspired thought will not come from the place of the problem itself. Gratitude gives you the power to rise above the problem, so you can bring about solution to what your situation is. When you are grateful or appreciative, you also demonstrate your ability to take responsibility for your life. This ability gives you power to become part of the creative Divine Intelligence. So rather then looking outside for someone to rescue us, blame economy, people, government, outside circumstances…etc., we all can find solution to every challenge within us. However by not being able to appreciate the current moment, we also close our mind and can't access the 'Divine Answer'. The attitude of gratitude is especially important in times of uncertainty so much more my friend than in any others.

#4 Live in the moment. This is important and helps in any times of change. When we live in the moment, and train our mind to focus on the present, we will become more secure. It is often true that we are perfectly well equipped to deal with the present moment. When our mind wanders into 'uncertain future', we become worried and lose our inner peace. This is important to remember as it is good to plan, but when instead of positive expectations we have the thoughts of uncertainty and worry, we have to stop right there and make the shift to the present moment.

#5 Practice detachment. It can be challenging to learn and practice detachment, but it is so worth it. The Truth is, you are so much more than anything you could identify yourself with. :) When you are attached to things like the roles you play, ideology, material possessions, you also develop a fear of losing. This is the core to a lot of pain. You are not what you identify with, it is a trick of your ego, to keep you feeling insecure. It happened to me recently. I lost my website www.positivecalm.com, I did some amendments and it went blank. I didn't know what the problem was and others couldn't help. I felt that I'd lost something BIG and realized that I was in reality building a strong attachment to it. It was an eye opener for me. I thought to myself, if I was perfectly happy without it, so I can be regardless of losing it or not. It gave me a sudden release of tension, I felt inner calm, a clear mind and strong faith that all will be resolved. As soon as I felt this way, the answer came immediately. It was so unexpected and even though technically challenging, I was able to rebuild the website myself within 2 hours. The Power of Detachment is so overlooked. It helps you to be who you really are and so eliminates the fear of losing, which is the biggest fear people have. Remember you are and always be more magnificent than anything you'll ever have in this life my friend.

#6 Exercise your body. You may think how can exercise help? Well… there are many benefits in keeping your body strong especially in times of uncertainty. Many people don’t need any medicine against stress if they just would get up and do some physical exercise. By supplying your brain with oxygen and releasing endorphins you will find yourself naturally confident and secure. Physical exercise helps to overcome uncertainty with a trust in your OWN ABILITIES my friend.

…Life is amazing unfolding and only your attitude can make this unfolding into something better. When you become active participant in the game of Life equipped with invincible faith, positive thinking, you will welcome uncertainty as you would know that something even better is waiting for you. Trust yourself my friend, it matters how you respond to uncertainty and you have a choice. When you are calm and confident you will get the best out of any situation.

Let's do this together!

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I'd love to hear from you! :)

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  Solvita Bennett is sharing her wisdom with people from different backgrounds to find their Inner Peace and Happiness. With more than 20 years of study and practice of Personal Growth coupled with more than 10 years experience in professional teaching gives her the ability to share her ‘Secrets to Inner Peace’ in a Simple, Easy and Practical way.

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Jennifer Bennett November 21, 2011

Wonderful Solvita! With each new day I am realizing more and more just how important it is to live in the moment. We can get so distracted with the “what if” statements that before we know it, we have missed out on the beauty of today. Thanks for sharing and I pray that you are having a wonderful Monday!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Jennifer! Living in the moment is so wonderful! :)

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Hughie Bagnell November 21, 2011

Excellent Tips Solvita for ‘Staying Calm in Times of Uncertanity’…remaining calm and confident is extremely important! Thanks for sharing…Hughie

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thanks for stopping by Hughie ~ appreciate your comment!

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denny hagel November 22, 2011

Love this…”When our mind wonders into ‘uncertain future’, we become worried and lose our inner peace.” Keeping positive thoughts puts everything else on track! Great article!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you so much Denny!

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Carol Giambri November 22, 2011

Love the tips. Storms and/or uncertainty have a way to travel into our media and/or lives. How we deal with them will make the difference in peace and calming. I recently heard Larry Winget talk on CD about this the government. He suggested that we take care of our own economy instead of depending on the government. He was referring to the US government but can be any country. Your tips are always timely and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Carol, when we are in control of our own life, we will be less dependent on others ~ how powerful is that?!! :)

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Olga Hermans November 22, 2011

Thanks Solvita! I find my peace in reading The Word of God, knowing that He cares for me is very important to me. There is that secret place in Him, that engulves us with everything that we need for the moment. THAT is real peace for me. You gave some great tips!!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Olga! This is so wonderful to hear, that place is your connection to God and you have found it.

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Christer Edman November 22, 2011

I am deeply impressed and touched! You have the rare ability to express wisdom in very few sentences which attracts the reader. We have a Twitter session and I was just coming in for a quick visit but are still here and want to share some thoughts from my heart. My passion for collaboration, open innovation, creativity and social media is based on what you are coaching. There is currently a gap between in the society today and people try to escape from the uncertainty instead of confronting and welcome it so they get something better. We need to create an environmental friendly and sustainable world by using our curiosity, listen and nurture our playfulness as children.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Christen! Yes when we can be as curious as children throughout our life, we also can come up with limitless discoveries and lead our life from a creative rather than competitive perspective. This is the key to advancement in this world.

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Sherie November 23, 2011

Solvita, you are indeed a wise woman and your post has touched my heart, once again. You have a knack for doing that, don’t you? : D This week I am definitely learning to embrace the change……thank you so much…..

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

You are very kind Sherie. I can only write when in a special, relaxed state… which can be felt by those who relate to it… I learned to embrace the change many years ago, you will feel a lot of liberation by doing it…trust! :)

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Antonina Geer November 23, 2011

Wonderful tips! Attitude of gratitude makes my day and life a lot better! When I start my morning with it, I have a sense of peace and calm throughout day! Awesome article, Solvita!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

This is such a great approach Antonina! Thanks for stopping by!

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Lorrie November 23, 2011

I am glad you brought the need to attend to the body into your 6 steps. It is so important to learn where we hold our stress and how to release it.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Lorrie. Yes ~ we collect all the harmful energies in our body, people miss a lot if they ignore this area. I don’t even know how would I feel without exercise and don’t even want to imagine. :)

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Edwina Parker November 23, 2011

Numbers 2 and 3 are my favorites! Embrace the Change and Attitude of Gratitude. I just love your posts. I always find them giving me the kick in the pants I need! Thanks.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Edwina! It is great to hear that they give you kick in the pants!! We all need a reminder to keep us on track.

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Nancy Olson November 23, 2011

I have to take the time for #1! When I do meditate I feel great! Then I get in a time where I just dont take the time. It is really important and I really should put it in my day planner to get on track. Thanks for all the tips!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

This is not easy. However I do it every day for one hour, but the beginning was not easy. I made it as a habit for me and now it is the same as I wouldn’t go a day without cleaning my teeth. We are able to make our habits, let go of those we do not like and replace with those we like :)

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Lorii Abela November 23, 2011

Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips Solvita.It reminds me of living without fear and doubt and to live in the moment. It also made me realize to always have positive outlooks in life. Definitely, a great article!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Lorii! :)

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Mary Kate November 23, 2011

Love your tips! For me, living in the moment and exercise are key. There is just something about a brisk walk or hitting the gym for clearing my mind and putting things in perspective!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Mary Kate! I can relate to it a lot :)

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Jen a.k.a Jael Custom Designs November 23, 2011

Oh your post speaks to me! Tip #5 really jumped out at me. I need to take ALL your tips and incorporate them into daily life.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

This is great to know that something jumped out at you Jen! Thank you!

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Rob Hodgins November 23, 2011

Solvita, thank you for sharing this. Your advice will help a lot of people.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Rob!

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Lisa Birnesser November 23, 2011

I love your work, Solvita! It’s so amazing how our minds can create and perpetuate suffering without cause. Attachment is a huge issue for lots of folks, including me! It can sneak up on me when I am not being mindful of the present. Thanks so much!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Lisa. As you read to me it happened so recently! We are so naturally build to become attached to a lot of things… but when we are aware of it and feel that it also starts to create a fear of losing, we better lose before we gain. Nothing is more important than inner peace and joy.

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Beau Henderson November 23, 2011

I love this article because we take in so much negativity and we don’t realize what an adverse affect it has on our physical and emotional well being. Applying these tips are a great way to de-stress and remain positive. Thank you Solvita.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Beau! It is great to see you here!

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Scentsy Consultant Jes Russo November 23, 2011

Working on #6 while starting to run again. We are running our first 5K next month!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Great Jes! This will be not easy, but it will be so worth it!

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Marie November 23, 2011

Wonderful steps. Such a timely reminder to let go of our baggage and focus on the things that are truly important. I love the thought that we must practice remaining in the here and now and not speculate on what may or may not happen in the future. I think I am most guilty of that, but I am working on focusing on what I can do now and what my life is now and being thankful for that.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thanks Marie! It makes a huge difference in our well being, when we are fully aware of the present.

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Max M. November 24, 2011

Physical exercise keeps me sane! Such a great way to work off stress and find some relaxation.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thanks Max! I am with you 100% :)

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Kids Safety On The Internet November 24, 2011

This is great. If we think about it we can accomplish a lot with the mind. The mind is so powerful & you really say it all with these 3 things:

– you can’t feel secure by having the thoughts of insecurity
– you can’t become wealthy by having the thoughts of scarcity
– you can’t become healthy by thinking and focusing on illness

The power of the mind!!!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you! There is tremendous power!

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Edmund Lee November 24, 2011

Thanks Solvita for sharing. Your spot on about living in the moment. When in the moment, you don’t get caught up in the past or the future. In the moment, there is NO worry and we don’t lose our inner piece. Awesome possum =)

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Edmund! Love your enthusiasm… it is great to see you here!

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Deborah November 24, 2011

Beautiful Solvita, I felt calmer just reading your article!! Excellent and complete steps to practice, I resinated with every one of them and particularly #5 – detachment is such an important key to calmness and balance, also a must for building and maintaing a healthy self image. Just wonderful Solvita, thank you!!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Deborah for you kind words!

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Susan Preston November 24, 2011

I absolutely love this, Solvita. You are such a great inspiration to not only myself, but for so many others, as well. You write from the heart and I can just feel your love and passion for helping people to find their Inner Peace. Thank you, for being the beautiful and kind person that you are. I am honored to be able to call you, my friend {hugs}

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you my beautiful friend Susan! I’m honored too ~ hugs! :)

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Rhonda Uretzky November 24, 2011

So many ways to find your center and they all work beautifully – thank you Solvita. My own personal way: my favorite coffee shop looking out the window sipping my coffee and reading anything by Abraham-Hicks (Ask and It Is Given is my favorite). Every page is a little moment of peacefulness.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

I know what you mean Rhonda. Sometimes we just need a bit of a good reading material to lift us up!

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Dr. Daisy Sutherland November 25, 2011

Another truly wonderful and beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful words to help calm the many people who are suffering. We have so much in common..I love it!! Thank you beautiful friend:)

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Dr. Daisy! Like attracts like and we are very like minded… which is truly amazing! Thank you my friend!

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Kelly November 25, 2011

Solvita these are all exceptionally good tips in an area where most people need help – just not always easy to implement. I suppose awareness is the first step. And then when you recognize what choices you are making, you can make a better choice.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Kelly. In my free report I teach the awareness to my readers and it is so true. Nothing more than meditation can make a person aware, therefore the first tip in this article is actually meditation. I so appreciate your great comment! :)

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Elise Adams @AdamsOrganizing November 25, 2011

I love #5. Sometimes this is the only way I maintain peace yet it is invaluable when going through externally stressful situations. By keeping my distance mentally I can truly separate myself from the stress others feel. It is a great tool!

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you Elise! This is what I have to check with myself often, as I know that I can easily get attached to people, ideologies … not so material things though, but we are all different and also get attached to different things…it can be even fame, status, reputation…the list is endless 😉

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Annemarie Cross November 25, 2011

These are all such wonderful tips. Thanks for much for sharing and reminding me of the importance of finding inner peace.

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Solvita Bennett November 26, 2011

Thank you so much Annemarie! I am so honored to see you here!

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Amity @GreenGiftsGuide November 27, 2011

I had such a “lightbulb” moment when I read this: When our mind wonders into ‘uncertain future’, we become worried and lose our inner peace.

Thanks for your always amazing perspective, Solvita!

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Jes Russo, Scentsy Superstar Consultant November 28, 2011

Thank you for these steps in such a trying time!!! Be blessed :)

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