Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Tip#244: When You Feel Lost – Into The Wild
I just came through an unexpected 4 day, low energy funk. It seemed to come out of nowhere leaving me unmotivated and feeling disconnected and lost. Everything started to worry me: Why couldn't I focus? Was something wrong with my health? Why am I still having financial issues? Am I on the right path?
I had to surrender to the moment and have faith that everything was flowing exactly as it should. Being in the moment and not dwelling on the past or worry about the future was a lesson I was forced to face.
Finally my gut was telling me that an unresolved core issue of mine was surfacing. No matter how unpleasant it felt I was being told to be in the moment. Core issues are blocks that subconsciously sabotage your dreams and goals. So the melancholy state I was in was helping me pay attention to blocks that were coming up.
For more on core issues see:
Tip#225: Peel Your Inner Onion - Good Will Hunting
Tip#226: 5 Movies To Help You Peel Your Inner Onion
Into The Wild
Just before my 4 day challenge an interesting synchronicity occurred when a contact on LinkedIn.com recommended a movie to me. That film was Into The Wild and it helped immensely to identify my surfacing blocks. It is based on a true story and stars Emile Hirsch who plays Chris McCandless compelled to leave a traditional life and career to go on a road trip to Alaska.
He cuts up his credit cards, burns his money and even abandons his car along the way. McCandless had a calling to experience life that was not part of societal or mainstream expectations. He wanted to be in the moment and live life to the fullest.
His journey became a mirror for my own path in my career and reminded me that I am following my own personal calling. McCandless also inspires with his fearlessness to soak in every delicious moment of living through the towns and the wilderness he travels through.
Finally there is this message of revelation McCandless writes near the end of the movie…
"Happiness only real when shared."
This statement, like the entire movie, touched me deeply as if a core issue was being revealed to my face. Today I feel better and realize the silver lining of my 4 day funk was to just be in the moment. It helped disconnect me from the routine of my workday and face these blocks that subconsciously sabotage what I want in life and in my career.
So if you are feeling lost and disconnected in your life or career, recognize that it is a pivotal time for core issues within you to reveal themselves. It never feels pleasant but these blocks are necessary to face if you want your dreams and goals to manifest.
Pay attention even when your state of mind feels weak. A message is being told to you.
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009