Have you ever lost yourself only to realize that you’ve actually FOUND yourself?

An experiment.

You know yourself pretty well, right? What does it mean to not feel like yourself? I have a theory that these moments of discombobulation are a sort of crossroads and that insecurity can be a useful tool for growth and expansion. These are moments of choice and of power. For in these precious and vulnerable instances, you can choose to remain as you know yourself to be or you can choose something different. The key is letting go and, believe it or not, losing yourself.



So, next time it happens, next time you’re not feeling like you, try this:

Let go. Really. Let go. Forget what you think you know about yourself. What would your life be like if you dropped your labels, your personality and your limits?

Think about it. Go there. Feel it.

Think about something that you are absolutely CERTAIN that you can not do or be. Maybe it’s a yoga pose or winning the lottery, for example. Perhaps it is simply telling the truth about something, learning a new skill or overcoming an illness. It could be a dream you had a long time ago of being a movie star or a MEGA ROCK STAR standing on that stadium stage, with lights and smoke machines and hundreds of thousands of adoring fans screaming for more of (oh, that’s just not possible) you.

Are you there? Are you certain about this thing whatever it is?

Now, what would your life be like if you did not have that thought or belief?

and please do share …



Bonus and somewhat related MEGA ROCK STAR video: OK Go “This Too Shall Pass”

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One thought on “Have you ever lost yourself only to realize that you’ve actually FOUND yourself?

  1. YogaforCynics says:

    Once, some years ago, I went through a really serious, overwhelming period of depression. It sucked, to say the least, and I wouldn’t recommend it. However, since I somehow managed to get through without doing damage to myself, it turned out to be an incredibly positive, if incredibly painful, turning point in my life. I had no choice but to let go of beliefs about myself, habits, and the ways I’d blocked out pain up to that point, since clearly none of that stuff was working, and learn to be open to new possibilities.

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