Posted by: jewelinthelotus | August 5, 2010

Comfortably lost

Yesterday I was asked, what did I need to trust the universe. I was surprised how much fear & emotion surfaced from that question. I came across this today! Sage advice at the perfect time!

When we are lost, we typically look at a map to figure out where we are and how to get to our chosen destination. This works well, assuming that there is a map of the territory in which we find ourselves, and assuming that we know our destination. However, this is not always the case. At this time in human history, we are all venturing into uncharted territory, whether we know it or not. And as individuals, we may find ourselves covering ground that our predecessors never even knew existed. When we look to them for guidance, they often come up short. Not knowing exactly where we are, we find ourselves unsure of which way to go, and eventually the uneasy feeling that we are lost presents itself.

The beauty of being lost is the same thing that makes it scary—it asks us to look within ourselves to find the way. If we have no map, we must go on instinct, relying on our inner compass to show us which way to go. This can be scary because so much seems to be riding on it. We fear we might go too far in the wrong direction, or become paralyzed and make no progress at all. And yet, this is the very challenge we need to develop our ability to trust ourselves. We are also learning to trust that the universe will support and guide us. We may believe this intellectually, but it is only through experience that it becomes knowledge of the heart. Learning to be okay with being lost and trusting that we will be guided, we begin our journey.

We can support ourselves by confirming that we don’t need to know exactly where we are going in order to take our first steps. We are learning to feel our own way, rather than following an established path, and in doing so we learn to trust ourselves. It is this trust that connects us to the universe and reminds us that no matter how lost we feel, and even as we journey, on the inner level we are already home.

http://www.dailyom.com/
October 29, 2009
Uncharted Territory
Feeling Lost

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  1. oh gosh dd, this is so very true – brought tears to my eyes as I read this – this is EXACTLY where I find myself right now- so many things swirly that are life changing but I’m trying hard to trust my gut instinct and do the right thing for myself and our little family – thank you for the inspiration 😀 as always….
    kat

  2. I hear you Kat. I thought I did until someone asked me the question and I wanted to cry. All I could think was what TRUST not have a plan. It made me very curious!!! And, reminded me I have to sit still and listen! Good luck to you!! Thinking about your transitions as well!!

  3. Very timely. This line resonates most:

    “We are also learning to trust that the universe will support and guide us. We may believe this intellectually, but it is only through experience that it becomes knowledge of the heart. Learning to be okay with being lost and trusting that we will be guided, we begin our journey.”

    For me, there is always this thought that I’m searching for something big and grandiose for my life’s purpose. I think that is just my Ego getting in the way because when I take a step back and look at the world right in front of my eyes, I begin to see (and slowly believe) that my ‘mission’ is to be the best husband and dad that I can, preparing my kids to become catalysts for change in their own right.

    Time will tell. Thanks for the great post.


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