I was growing up, I always got the impression that feeling
lost was a bad thing. Adults talked about it as if
it were something that shouldn't happen and something that
they wish wouldn't happen. Sometimes, though, I just
feel that I'm directionless and that I have no idea what
the future may bring--and I've learned to value these
times, for I know then that life is trying to tell me
something and that I need to relax and listen to what life
has to say.
we "know" just what to do and how we're going to
do it, we're not really open to listening and trying to
find new directions. After all, since we're so sure
of where we're going, we don't really need to revise
anything, do we? When everything's all planned out,
we feel pretty secure and in control.
perhaps our true callings are wrapped in the glow of the
unknown. Perhaps those things that we're meant to do
with our lives can come only when we're not sure of
ourselves and our directions--only when we're open to
receiving messages in different ways than we're used to.
I know my job very well and I always know what I need to
do, I don't necessarily need to listen to advice because I
pretty much know what to do in most situations. When
I think I know where my life is headed, I may not heed the
voices that are giving me different messages than those
I'm used to, for I know what to do in most
situations. But when we're open to taking those
first few steps into uncharted territory, we may be
opening our lives to new directions and new visions that
we might never have discovered in any other way.