Why It’s Okay to Feel Lost (and How to Find Your Way Again)

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“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.” ~Alain de Botton

Do you feel lost and alone?

Adrift and confused about which way to go?

Do you long for “something more” but have no clue what’s missing?

Maybe you’re not miserable exactly, but you’re not animated and in love with life either.

Your circumstances may even look pretty good on the outside.

But on the inside, where truth resides, you are bored to tears, unfulfilled, and restless.

Or maybe you are miserable, stuck in a painful place, silently suffering.

Trust me; I know what that feels like.

I felt lost as an introverted, highly sensitive soul struggling to conform to my environment.

I felt lost as I endured the shame of a teen pregnancy and years of pent-up grief over the adoption of my baby.

And I felt completely lost when I realized that I had spent over twenty years pursuing work that was utterly wrong for me.

For decades, I tried to just ignore the disturbing aspects of my life. I became good at distracting myself with routines and habits that brought me a sense of peace, however superficial.

Some of these habits even turned into addictions I had to overcome, but that’s ano…

What do you think?