Dave, At the risk of pushing too many of your buttons, in regards to uncertainty, we don't just "live with it", we embrace it. We relish it. It is our home. Uncertainty is the reality of life. Struture and control are illusions. We need to abandon all attempts to control our lives. Efforts to do so will just lead to disappointment and dispair - sufferring.
This is what is meant in some zen stories and koans when it is said we must 'jump into the abyss' or 'leap from a 100-foot pole'. ...Bill! --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Mel <gunnar19632000@...> wrote: > > > Hi Dave > Â > WeÂ just live with it. I don't know how else to put it. This is where zazen and the teaching of emptiness comes into play. This is being evangelistic, but without faith in Buddha/original self/BigMind then things are that much harder. Only you can save yourself > Â > For example, some peopleÂ say we're all going to die in 2012. So be it. One incredible pain, and then..well....gone. Everything gone. And then someÂ in the scientific andÂ religiousÂ communities say it's all one big lie. Who do we believe? It's all so uncertain. So, we just live with it..this uncertainty in whatever form it takes > Â > in peace > Mel > > Â > --- On Thu, 13/1/11, Dave P wookielifeday@... wrote: > > > > > > > Â > How do you deal with the uncertainty? >