The Flow of Certainty

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Thank God
               for decisive moments.
The few times
               when you don’t question
               or barter options between yourself.
You stumble on a moment
               and the choice seems already made
                                                and you say Yes.

You’re all in.
A gut fully trusted.
Your intuition feels the depth
                and dives in headfirst.
No toe dips
                sample sips
                                travel tips
                                             or prewritten scripts.
                                             Just Yes.

t is not a matter of assumption either.
No leap of blind faith.
                No hunch to crunch.
                               No information for speculation.
Just a continuation in the flow of certainty
                like already being on the right path
                before realizing
                there are other options to choose. 
Don’t question it.
Indecision after committing to the wave
                will only cause it to crash over you.
You’re already on one long ride,
                                      on the surge of Yes.

The only thing that lingers
                 is how open ended the answer will be
                 of where it goes from here.
Keep it open.
You’ve already jumped.
Can’t close the parachute now.
You have an idea of where things might land,
                 but you never really know
                                 how long you can stay certain
                                       in the moment.

And there lies the paradox
                 in the flow of certainty
As it loops back
                 into the glorious opportunity of uncertainty. 
Waiting on your next decision
                 to commit to the moment. 
                                                   with a decisive Yes.

March 9, 2016
-Montezuma, Costa Rica-

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John is an award-winning travel author with a wild new book, Tales Of The Modern Nomad – Monks, Mushrooms & Other Misadventures. It delves into the crazy details of his decade of backpacking over 30 countries via stories, sketches, quotes and over 220 photos. It covers all the travel insight you won’t get in a guide book. To learn more, or order your copy of the ebook visit and follow the journey on Instagram @johntearly.