If we knew what was in store for us in life next then there would be no point.
We are sold certainty and there is a never-ending obsession with wanting to take away all risk and sanitise everything.
The magic and wonder of life unfold in the present moment where there is a risk, an certainty, the unknown.
The more we try to protect the less life has to offer.
We are now almost unable to cope with unexpected.
We have been conditioned so long to safe, certain, risk-free, ironclad, sure things that when the wheels come off, we seem to go into individual or collective meltdown.
Human beings came from the plains of Africa 70,000 years ago to inhabit every corner of the globe and thrived on what was around the next corner, thrived on unexpected, relished the adventure that is the magic of life and overcame unbelievable obstacles and setbacks.
Now, if the milk is one day out-of-date panic breaks out.
Plain sailing never stays that way, look forward to the unexpected and drop the fear of it. Life is amazing when we do not know the outcome.