An Open Letter To Those Feeling Lost

Being human is hard. It’s confusing, scary, and often leaves you feeling totally lost. Sound familiar? You’re in good company. It’s inevitable we will all feel this way at some point or another. Lucky for you, this phase doesn’t last forever and can actually be a gateway to some of the greatest times of your life.

Picture this: you are someplace you love and you are listening to your favorite song and you are enjoying your breakfast looking out the window with no place to rush off too. Sounds like a dream right? It doesn’t have to be. Often times, when we are feeling lost, we are actually on the cusp of something completely amazing.

But during the dark before the dawn, times are hard and seemingly never ending. You feel empty, lost, and doubtful of yourself. But just because you feel unsure, does not mean you are not prepared. You did not end up here by chance. Every twist and every turn has lead you here for a purpose. You have all the tools to conquer and prosper already inside of you. What hard times do is allow us to access the parts in ourselves that would otherwise stay hidden.

The tendency is to think because times are hard, something is wrong with you. That you are not equipped to handle what is being asked of you, but it’s actually quite the opposite. The skills and resources to handle your storm are already inside of you. After all, it takes rain to help us grow.

So the next time you are feeling low and defeated, remember: You are already equipped to handle whatever life throws at you. And if you don’t think you have the skills, God has strategically placed people in your life to help you along and remind you that you are tough and you can handle your storm.

People tend to believe that another’s suffering does not affect them, but that’s not true. We are all connected through the ups and the downs. The energy that helps you through can be the energy that helps someone else down the road. We are all human. We are all connected.

“I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake.” – Luis Miguel

At the end of the day, all that truly matters is you realizing your inner strength. So often we forget just how powerful we are. Good times or bad times, we still hold the key. Don’t get sucked into a watered down life because you’re scared of change. You have everything inside of you to make your wildest dreams come true. Don’t let the dark clouds block out the sun forever.

Dark times will come, but when they do, let them activate you. Lean into the darkness and let it teach you everything it can so that when you emerge, you are a new person, a better person, full of relisancy, self love, and most of all, determination to not just let life happen to you, but to happen to life. Take is slow, day by day, but never stop moving. Open yourself up to new experiences and never stop growing. You are strong. You are capable. You deserve to live a life you’re proud of. Seek and you will find, my dear.