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Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown

Embracing Uncertainty is an incredibly powerful and healing book in these very uncertain times!

With her invaluable insights, examples and exercises, Susan gives us the tools we need deal with all the uncertainty in our life with a sense of wonder and possibility. She shows us how life can be fulfilling and rewarding, not in spite of, but because of the uncertainty.

Providing a safety net in a world of constant change, Embracing Uncertainty may be one of the most comforting and life-affirming books you will ever read.


The results are in

At the Kindred Spirit Magazine International Awards Ceremony on March 20, 2003, it was announced that the readers had chosen EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY as the BEST PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK IN 2002. Here is a personal note from Susan...

"I want to express my deepest appreciation to those who voted for EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

When I heard the news that EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY had won, I was filled with a deep sense of joy and appreciation. It is such a privilege to know that my work makes a difference to so many. Please know that your beautiful feedback encourages me to continue on my own journey of learning and growing so that I can share it all with you. It doesn't get any better than that!

From my heart to yours...Susan Jeffers"


"Now more than ever, Susan Jeffers' wisdom feels like a precious gift. Her counsel is profound and meaningful in such challenging times."

Marianne Williamson
~ author of Healing the Soul Of America

"In Embracing Uncertainty, Jeffers describes, with brilliant clarity, how to deal with ambiguity in life. The exercises in this book helped me learn how to reach within myself and find certainty. Like Feel the Fear and Do It Again, I'll be quoting this classic over and over again."

Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PH.D.
~ author of Awakening Intuition

"For anyone who was ever felt lost, hurt or frightened by life's challenges, Susan Jeffers is the best guide one could wish for. She has an astonishing capacity to see through the clouds and expose the light for all to see. Tender and humorous, insightful and wise, Susan deftly guides us through the perplexing territory of uncertainty, uncovering hope at every turn. Embracing Uncertainty shows us how to come through the dark night of the soul with a full measure of light, joy, and playful gratitude for simply being alive. Susan Jeffers is a blessing and a treasure!"

Wayne Muller
~ author of Legacy of the Heart and Sabbath

"Embracing Uncertainty is a wonderful book with a huge payoff...peace of mind about the future. It is an entertaining read filled with invaluable insights and unique exercises you can take with you on your exciting Journey through life."

Jack Canfield
~ co-author of the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

"Exceptionally helpful in learning to handle life's greatest challenge. I love this book!"

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
~ author of Wisdom of the Ages

"Susan Jeffer's books are always fun to read, and she has done it again with Embracing Uncertainty. She leads the reader through the art of enjoying life in her own unique style!"

Louise L. Hay
~ author of You Can Heal Your Life and Empowering Women

"Original, courageous and brilliant! Jeffers alters the mind without drugs, freeing it to free us to become ourselves."

Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
~ author of Why Men Are The Way They Are and Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say

Table of Contents

Introduction How Do You Choose to Live?

1. The Wonder of Wondering
2. The Power of "Maybe"; The Value of Doubt
3. Freedom From Our Attachment to Unhappiness
4. Increasing The Odds
5. Embracing The Learning
6. Collecting Heroes
7. Finding Your Meaning and Purpose
8. Embracing The Ultimate Uncertainty
9. Enjoying The Feast
10. Let God Worry About It
11. Making It A Good News World
12. Be Prepared

Epilogue Bring It All On!

Embracing The Exercises!


Introduction How Do You Choose to Live?

Now, more than ever, we need something enduring to hold close, something that won't wash away in the furious tides of change.
~ Walter Cooper

Embracing Uncertainty is a book about sleeping better at night...about easing the pain in our brain that comes from trying to control the uncontrollable...about making life more of an enriching adventure than a continuous worry. It is about providing that "something enduring to hold close, something that won't wash away in the furious tides of change."

The wise philosopher, Alan Watts, points out that there is the feeling that we live in a time of unusual insecurity. He attributes this feeling to the many new technologies with which science and industry are bombarding us. He also attributes it to the many long held traditions that have broken down relative to family life, religion, and the world of work. Now here's the surprise...Watts made these observations in 1951!

I would venture to say that the feeling of insecurity has greatly escalated since those seemingly "good old days"! Since then we have lived through many events that have further eroded our sense of security, none more startling and upsetting than the destruction by terrorists of the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington on September 11, 2001. So many people from all over the world lost their lives. And so many lost people they dearly loved. What happened on this historic day has had the effect of putting the entire world on a state of alert. For how long? Only time will tell.

This horrific terrorist attack took place just as I was completing this book. I remember thinking to myself that if there was ever a time when the world needed to learn how to embrace uncertainty, this is certainly it...................