Community//

Are you feeling the tension right now…?

Meditation helps to navigate uncertainty and chaos...

My husband calls me an Uncertainty & Chaos Expert. I kind of like that and while it’s not a ‘traditional’ job title, it is pretty accurate.

The past few years I’ve been navigating uncertainty, chaos and overwhelm in my personal life to the max. The kind you get when your foundations you’ve relied on all your life crumble. Whilst technically I’m a “qualified meditation teacher”, the real value in what I teach comes from very real personal experience in navigating uncertainty, chaos and overwhelm. I’ve been through the darkness and come out the other side with Meditation as my anchor.

A few years ago I came to learn that my family growing up was not what it appeared to be. Familial certainty of truth, trust and love that I’d taken for granted was not there. It never was. My reality suddenly changed and the ground beneath me collapsed. I went into free-fall. My trust in everything shattered and the massive feelings of uncertainty and chaos were overwhelming.

I was left with questions I will never get answers to. Ever. The chaos and confusion left behind is unbelievable. My family is broken and dead now and doesn’t exist anymore. It hurts and has turned my heart black. I’ve come to understand the real meaning of heartache, when your heart literally aches with sadness, grief and loss. Loss of certainty, order and safety. The loss of who I thought I was.

Fast forward to now and the loss of who I thought I was has allowed me to transform into who I am now… an Uncertainty & Chaos Expert and kickass real life meditation teacher.

Meditation helps me to navigate confusion and chaos when I feel like I don’t know which way to turn or who to rely on. It helps slow my thoughts and gives me space and that’s when real relief arrives. Out of this I’ve learnt that the way to turn in times of chaos and uncertainty is always always always inwards. That the person you can wholeheartedly rely on and trust is Yourself. I know from personal experience that meditation works to support feelings of uncertainty, chaos and overwhelm. It offers practical and easy techniques that anchor you when you feel lost, techniques that got me through the last few years of darkness.

Yep I’m a qualified meditation teacher – I know my stuff from a textbook and professional point of view. I know how to guide in the moment and when to change direction at a breath’s notice. I facilitate elements of Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness. However, perhaps even more relevant to this moment is that I know from personal experience just how helpful meditation is in riding the waves of uncertainty, chaos and overwhelm that are arriving in the world right now. You could say I know my stuff “inside out”. Meditation holds real power. It’s needed more than ever right now.

No-one knows the full impact of the current situation. I’m not a financial expert or doctor, I don’t offer advice to that affect but my husband calls me an Uncertainty & Chaos Expert and I kind of like it. It sums up where I’ve been the last few years, prepping so that I may better deliver easily accessible, practical mental health and wellbeing tools to help others navigate these waters a little more easily. Meditation allows a sense of space to open inside. It provides relief from the uncertainty, chaos and overwhelm, even if only momentarily… and that can make all the difference.

    The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

     PRO Stock Professional/ Shutterstock
    Community//

    My Husband’s Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me About Strength in the Face of Chaos and Uncertainty

    by Shari Smith
    Decorated Kids' Food Basket bags
    Community//

    Chaos to Kindness

    by Maya Smith
    Community//

    How to Become More Resilient in the Face of Stress and Overwhelm

    by Amy Barnette

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.