Another recent trend I’ve noticed is how confused people tend to get when they go off track and start feeling a little bit “off”. I’ve noticed this with myself in the past and more recently in conversations with my wife and clients. (I’m just starting to notice I tend to have a knack for trend and pattern recognition lol)
Maybe we took a wrong turn somewhere and feel lost.
Maybe we derailed and feel stuck.
Maybe we’ve been daydreaming and are oblivious to where we are.
All understandable explanations of our undesired predicament.
If we feel lost, we tend to retrace our steps to see where we took that wrong turn. Then, since more times than not, we have no idea where that is, we start asking ourselves for directions to get going in the right direction again.
Hint: It’s not wise to ask someone who’s lost for directions.
If we feel stuck, we can have a tendency to let our frustrations get the best of us. Before we know it, poor decision after poor decision keeps piling up and our stuckness becomes more and more insurmountable.
Hint: It’s not wise to ask someone who’s frustrated to make important decisions.
If we feel oblivious to where we are, we tend to flail our arms for anyone to see (including ourselves) in hopes that someone will see us (including ourselves), we’ll be rescued and then live happily ever after.
Hint: Flailing arms has never really been a great tactic when dealing with an illusion.
If it’s not wise to ask someone who’s lost for directions…
If it’s not wise to ask someone who’s frustrated to make important decisions…
If flailing arms has never really been a great tactic when dealing with an illusion…
What the heck do we do?
No more confusion necessary…
Do nothing but understand one thing…
The only reason we’ll ever feel “off” is that we’ve disconnected from ourselves. This disconnection creates the illusion that we’re lost. It creates the illusion that we’re stuck. It creates the illusion that we’re oblivious to where we are.
This disconnection is created through neglecting what I like to call our soul nourishment, or for the less spiritual, our love to do’s. When we stop doing the things that nourish our soul or the things we love to do, we start to disconnect.
Therefore, once we become aware of this, we can then retrace our steps and pinpoint when this neglect began. This will always be the case.
For example, I love to read, write blog posts, write poems, use my creativity, be in nature (preferably with my dog), feed my body nourishing food, coach people toward their goals, transform people’s lives through conversations, do Yoga, workout at the gym, and have my quiet time.
In the past, whenever I neglected to follow through on several of these over a period of time, I started to feel lost, stuck and oblivious.
What do you love to do?
What do you have a passion for?
Integrate one or more of these into your daily routine. It’s easy to overlook the simplicity of this but…
Keep it simple, there is nothing more you need to do than nourish your soul or do all the things you love to do and are passionate about, and do them consistently.
Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.