When you feel lost
Recently someone said to me "I feel lost", the statement resonated with me because I so often feel this way. As i was contemplating the thought and feeling, what came to me was this - doing the same things, thinking in the same ways, behaving in ways that are expected and accepted is comfortable, maybe boring but at least familiar.
But trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone, not knowing what direction to go, this is where life begins but also where all uncertainty lives.
Choosing what step to take when life has changed whether by choice or by circumstance can put you in no man's land, where the ground seems to keep shifting.
The mind's job is to protect and to play it small and safe, it whispers "what if I get hurt, what if it doesn't work out, what if I fail". The mind leads you to regrets and thoughts of - if only I had tried, if only I hadn't been so afraid.
But the heart lies close to the soul where imagination, creativity and love rule.
The soul chose to come here for the adventure, the learning and for the pure joy of expressing itself. The soul wants to take chances, to feel it's limitlessness and to express it's magnificence.
So when you feel lost and in doubt meditate, journal, talk it out with a friend.
Try out new hobbies, go to new places, break your routines, take classes, do some volunteer work - just small steps, no major commitments, and see you how feel. Be open to being a newbie at something, to feeling uncertain. You came here to live, to experience it all, don't spend your life wondering and contemplating all the possible outcomes.
Take action and when you do the universe will take action and support you with new opportunities and experiences.
I would love to hear your thoughts!
Catherine Cashmere is a newbie blogger, working on transforming her own life and hoping to shine light for others.