Deep awakening here, readers.
Well, at least for me.
Sometimes…it’s okay to feel…well…lost.
I’ve always been the one to have it together. I’m the planner, the organizer, the “natural-born leader.” I’m the oldest child, the manager, the business owner.
And…in the midst of having it all together, somewhere along the way…I began to feel a little lost.
And, that is okay.
I used to resist getting lost. As a kid (and you can ask my parents on this one), if I was in the backseat and I heard one of my parents mumble something along the lines of “Did we take the wrong exit?” I would immediately begin a white-knuckle freakout session. I liked knowing that we knew where we were going. I didn’t appreciate that even in the midst of knowing our destination, we might get lost along the way.
Now that I’m 36, I am finding that getting lost is exactly what the soul needs from time to time. That getting lost is therapy for the schedule-driven, goal-oriented soul.
So, when you are feeling lost or when you’ve taken what you might perceive as a wrong turn in the road of life, here are some things to meditate on that have helped me navigate the “path of the unknown outcome…”
- Reach out. Reach out to friends and family. Even if you are lost, it doesn’t mean you need to be alone.
- Re-draw the map. Drawing is fun. Re-drawing your own map can be even more fun.
- Slow down. When we get lost, it doesn’t mean we should speed up. If anything, it most likely means we need to take our time to figure out the next step.
- Explore. Being lost means it’s time to explore. It’s time to try new approaches and ways of doing things so we become more comfortable with venturing outside our boundaries.
- Enjoy the process. That is so much easier said than done and I am hyper-aware of that. But, really…we can all afford a little more fun in our lives, especially when wandering in the lost.
- Seek inspiration. Getting lost means we can look to others for inspiration. Examine art, listen to music, get outside, try a new dish…whatever inspires you…do it!
Whatever your journey, know that getting lost is all part of the process. Wrap yourself up in the lost, and know that it’s okay!
Light and peace,