As the parent of nine children, I want to know the answers. But it’s also kind of fun to watch them grow. There’s a mysteriousness to, "Where will they end up? Who will they become?”Dr. Michael Brown
- One of the few certainties in life is that there will always be uncertainty.
- We are entirely incapable of predicting the future.
- Every answered question seems to create dozens of new questions.
- A preoccupation with the future often distracts us from the present.
- Mystery is typically more fun when it is fictional than when it affects our present reality.
- Uncertainty is often unsettling, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
- We cannot predict the future, but we can always plan for it.
- When we accept in our hearts and minds that there are things we cannot know or control, it frees us to focus on the here and now.
- Our hopes and dreams for the future become much less overwhelming when they are broken into bite-sized daily decisions.
- Some of the questions that feel so mysterious are not quite as complex as we think.
- We can choose to appreciate the wonder of the unknown rather than feeling threatened by it.
- Mystery makes life beautiful and relationships special.
- Surrender to the reality that not everything is black-and-white, that there is so much more gray area than you would tend to believe.
- Develop a stable sense of identity in order to remain grounded through all the twists and turns that life brings.
- Create space in your schedule for spontaneity.
Is Truth Knowable?
Is the sky really blue? Did the moon landing even happen? Does God actually exist? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Steve Rieske continue their conversation about our Country in Crisis by considering the distinction between confidence and certainty in our understanding of reality.
Don't Overthink It
Although in varying degrees and in different dimensions, most of us are overthinkers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and first-time guest Jake Thompson encourage us to stop wondering about the past and worrying about the future.
Believe In Miracles
Something powerful happens when we hold tightly to hope even while the odds seem stacked against us. This week, childhood cancer survivor and Division I athlete Jaedyn McKinstry joins Dr. Michael Brown in a poignant conversation about faith, healing, and persevering through difficult circumstances.