15. Lost

The definition of ‘lost’ is unable to find ones way, not knowing one’s whereabouts, unable to be found.Adrian Scott North London Counsellor Blog www.counsellingme.co.uk
This state of ‘lost’ in the 21st Century of knowledge, certainty, and the ability to buy insurance to protect the future, is unwanted. To be lost is to be nowhere. To be lost is an accidental place you find(!) yourself in where you have to escape from as quickly as possible.
Yet today in modern capitalist cultures it seems we are more lost than ever before. Perhaps this is why the state of being lost is so vilified. Getting what we want but unable to get what we need creates a sense of unease and being lost than never before.

Finding yourself is the antidote. Sex, marriage, work, religion, politics, & hobbies are all meant to decrease our chances of being lost. The modern world is full of distractions to take us away from ourselves, to escape feelings of being lost.
Yet to escape these feelings means there is no learning. No crisis. No being forced to take stock. No creation of new opportunities that at the time are unknown to us.

To be lost is to be a pariah. You are not wanted. Not loved. Outside the pack. Not part of the tribe.

To embrace being lost, is to be at the centre of ourselves. What we see as our failures send us to the place of being lost, to make see ourselves in a different perspective. Then we can look at ourselves afresh, which might lead to us to a path that we would never have thought of.

To be lost is to be human. To suffer the pain and uncertainty creates other possibilities. Possibilities we would never know possible without the state of being lost.

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Finding yourself is the antidote. Sex, marriage, work, religion, politics, & hobbies are all meant to decrease our chances of being. The modern world is full of distractions to take us away from ourselves, to escape feelings of being .
Yet to escape these feelings means there is no learning. No crisis. No being forced to take stock. No creation of new opportunities that at the time are unknown to us.

To be is to be a pariah. You are not wanted. Not loved. Outside the pack. Not part of the tribe.

To embrace being, is to be at the centre of ourselves. What we see as our failures send us to the place of being, to make see ourselves in a different perspective. Then we can look at ourselves afresh, which might lead to us to a path that we would never have thought of.

To be is to be human. To suffer the pain and uncertainty creates other possibilities. Possibilities we would never know possible without the state of being.



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