Getting Lost


My family and I recently returned from a road trip up to southern Oregon and back. And I’ve noticed I’ve been feeling somewhat lost ever since we got home.

For me “lost” feels angsty—an unquenchable, restless seeking. That feeling I get in-between destinations. That desire for something more significant to be here. Now.

But, perhaps I’m confusing “in-between” with “lost.” The visual markers of having “arrived” as I’ve defined them might not be visible. But that doesn’t mean I’m not getting anywhere.

Life is moving.

Life is always moving.

I’m starting to see these in-between moments as a continuous flow of mini-destinations, unto themselves—and I’m starting to trust that the more “significant” destinations will appear whenever they arrive…

Maybe getting lost every once and a while is key in helping me find my way.

Have you ever felt “lost” in your life? Did you find these times helped you find yourself in some way?… Please share your story in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

And, if you’re a fan of podcasts, I invite you to check out About Meditation’s OneMind podcast, where I recently had the pleasure of sharing stories and tips with host, Morgan Dix, about my own personal journey with mindfulness. Take a listen and let us know what you think!


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