I mean that in the most loving possible way.
In being lost, you can find what’s needed, instead of looking for what is wanted.
We LIKE to be in control.
We think we know what we want.
We focus, ferociously, on attaining that goal.
But, sometimes, the pursuit of the goal keeps us from knowing what we need, and from seeing what might already be right in front of our noses.
In pursuit of our goals, we become blind to WHAT IS.
We LOVE to be in control.
Letting loose the reins of control – even the tiniest bit – can be scary.
We feel lost. Out of control. There it is again…control.
I say: Get lost!
Or, to put it more gently: “Let lost.”
Experiment with letting yourself be lost. Invite yourself to catch glimpses of disorientation. Allow brief moments of free fall.
It is scarier in the contemplation – once you do it, it’s not nearly so bad as what you might have been afraid of. It can even start to feel kind of nice. Very nice, in fact.
See where you land.
A new insight. A new idea. A new sense of peace.
It might be just the sweet spot you were looking for all along, but following the course won’t get you there.
Stray off the path. Let lost!
‘Letting lost’ is the transformation of the caterpillar to the butterfly. There is no way for the caterpillar to control its fabulous unfolding, for she does not yet fully know the shape she will take. Only by allowing the process to unfold will she arrive at that which she truly is.
Share your thoughts. How do you feel about ‘letting lost’? Is there a particular experience in which you released control and discovered something precious and unexpected? Is there an area in your life in which you wish you could let go, and allow a little more ‘free fall’ in?