Life or Certainty and Security

Life is not easy at times but is life suppose to be? We expect that our search for certainty and security will bring us happiness and then we are surprised that we are not able to cope with the uncertainy that we cant seem to eliminate in our search for happiness. When we do find the comfort and security of our dreams there is a sense of complacency and that seems to linger right along with it.

The Happiness of Uncertainty

Part of the reason we try to understand the causes of our experience is that we believe we can make these experiences happen again. The problem is, understanding also makes the experience less valuable, because we adapt to it. It’s surprising things, uncertain things, things we don’t fully comprehend that seem to bring us the greatest and longest-lasting happiness.
– Daniel Gilbert, “The Pleasure Principal

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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