Mastering The Art Of Uncertainty
Although divination has been around for centuries, it exists because people have a need to know what will happen and avoid the uncertainty that comes from making mistakes. The small ones are not significant, but its the big ones that cause the pain acutely felt when obvious patterns that could have led to better choices goes unnoticed. Then the tendency is to feel stupid, creating insecurity about one’s ability to grasp whatever the surrounding reality is.
Unfortunately, even when observant, there is no guarantee of a happy outcome since perceptions about success and failure depends on how psychic pain is interpreted. Additionally, anything that adds to a heightened sense of uncertainty usually becomes a threat unless it is a part of the inspiration that motives art. Then an introspective approach, as the creative principle suggests, instinctively focus’s on expressing individual perspective which is also subjective. Clarity may then lead to an epiphany and help an individual interpret events, if only by minimizing preconceived notions and fears.
When an outcome is defined as a direction rather than a location, goals are more difficult to set since nothing specific is envisioned. Any point along the horizon could serve as a good place to move in a straight line towards the next milestone. The hope is that going in the right direction will lead to a conclusion that is relevant and acceptable to the amount of energy and thought initially put into the endeavor and perhaps also reveal by the process, new ways to contemplate targets.