I often wonder about life.
Why we’re here. What it’s all about. What the point is… etc.
For the most part, I think it’s good to think deeply and enquire into these questions. If anything, going through the crazy trauma times I went through, thinking about these kind of questions gave me some kind of inner peace. As though there was a meaning to everything I went through, a purpose that I could attach it to. Something that meant that the pain was valid and useful.
What I’ve come to realise is that while there may have been some meaning to all of this, the self-questioning involved to enquire at this level isn’t always that helpful. In fact, it can actually paralyse me from moving forward and doing something because I’m caught in the analysis of what is ‘best’ thing to do.
I see this paralysis a lot. In fact, it’s something that comes up often with people who go through my empowerment program – do I want this, or do I want that? Is this the right way to fill out this exercise? What if I do it that way and I’ve done it wrong?
The thing is that it doesn’t really matter if it’s the ‘right’ way or the ‘wrong’ way, because life will always take us the way we’re meant to go, as long as we commit to making movement. The important thing is that we take action and choose something. To stop considering and make a move. To get out of our heads and into the real world by taking some form of action.
I think this case of analysis paralysis is something that affects many of us in my generation – the Millennials and younger. We’re the age of technology, information and choice. Too much choice. The travesty in this is that life continues to go by while we’re stuck questioning a trivial decision.
What I have to remind myself of constantly is that I’m here to live. I’m here to make mistakes, embarrass myself, fall down, get hurt and accidentally hurt people too as I explore and experience life. There’s no right or wrong way to do it so we may as well accept it for the messy crazy process that it is.
On that note, take a break from the analysis and remind yourself that you have a 100% success rate of getting through life so far.
I think that deserves a cheers.
I’m on a mission to create a greater sense wellbeing for ourselves and the planet that we live on. To teach others how to connect authentically with themselves, so they can connect authentically with others. It starts with learning self-awareness, maintaining a strong value system that serves us, and having the emotional intelligence to move through a whole spectrum of emotions so we can connect without attachment.
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With Compassion, Shereen x