do you sometimes feel lost?

Philippines
January 15, 2007 3:14am CST
most of the time i do. but whenever i have that feeling i always let myself see the freedom i get from not being attached to a certain destination and feel free to explore life. i remember this excerpt from one of my favorite song entittled "everybody's free to wear sunscreen": "Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life . The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't. "
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• Nigeria
15 Jan 07
Take some time to check in with yourself about how you're feeling about this. Think about what isn't working, and what you'd like to see happen. See if you can also tune into what your family members feelings and needs might be. Try spending some time with them and taking an interest in what's going on in their lives and -- if they start opening up, letting them know whats going on with you. It might also be helpful to talk to a friend, minister or counselor about this. I've found Nonviolent Communication to be very helpful in connecting with my wife. I've also found "Inner Relationship Focussing" a very good way of getting connected to my own feelings and needs. Hope this helps and I wish the best for you!
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
thanks for that helpful response. i always do that making inner speach but sometimes even i cannot understand myself.. i guess im still on the process.
@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Jan 07
Well, even the president of most countries do feel lost at times, then how about us, the common people. Life is complex, we never really know what's going to happen next. So it's just plain understandable to feel lost at certain moments in our lives. Questions like what do we really want to achieve in our lives to make us happy and comfortable? Or, when we have what we aspire, when we achieve what we dreamed of, are we really happy? Questions like these then, will make us lost.
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
yeah its normal to get lost but sometimes people forget how to get back in the track.
• Romania
15 Jan 07
really nice way of thinking,I actually needed some opimistic advices for my own life:)
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
yeah, better do that too.
• United States
15 Jan 07
I remember that song and I like the quote. It's something I needed to hear today. Life seems to be getting stranger and more complexed for me at times and I feel lost in the shuffle of life around me. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who hasn't gotten it all figured out as the quote suggests. Life for me continues to be a learning process. Thanks for your post!
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• Philippines
15 Jan 07
you are welcome! life is a very comlicated thing! eluding reality is one way to rest.
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• India
16 Jan 07
I think a perosn feels lost and lonely even in a crowd of people when he forgets his aim in life..everyone on earth is sent to do something..a person who has lost his way and is clueless about his existance sometimes feels lonely and lost..So dont worrry it happens with the best of the lot!
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
i guess your right sometimes destiny will save you from that lost moment.
@fujin1985 (684)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I too feel lost. I remember days before graduation, I suddenly felt this great fear as to where to start after leaving school, and 'til now i still don't know what to do that sometimes i wished i didn't get out of school that soon! Man, life indeed is complicated. It's the decision-making that makes it complicated. We have a lot of options to choose from, but as to what to choose? It's damn difficult.
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
men! i felt that too when i was about to leave school.. and yes it is really hard to have so mny option that the one you need seems not there.
• India
16 Jan 07
yes i do sometimes think i may be lost.times when nohing comes your mind.You dont have any options and dont know what to do next.This feeling happens when we have to face a failure.But i do overcome that by the help of my loving parents and help of god.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
one of the main things that makes me feel lost is the dreams i have at night. During the day i wonder so much what other peoples perspectives are and wonder how i am being judged from each and every person and when i dream at night, i feel like i am seeing things through others eyes. which i dont like. this is why i feel lost when i dream. i think i should not worry about what others think. it makes me feel lost and i want to feel centered. oh AND by the way, i was completely lost at 22, i was pregnant at that age and single all alone - experiencing a little too much depression from this as well as enlightenment from my daughter - a miracle of life. wish you luck.
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• Indonesia
16 Jan 07
I ever lost sometimes. Is the time that I don't know what to do next and what I want become in the future. But on that time sometimes I look to the past ,what I have reach and what I have done to go this far. So, I will remember again who I am and what is my purpose. So,..I can go on again:)
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@howiedy (236)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I share the same sentiment. There are times that I ask myself what I really want to do in life. There's just so much to do and so much to accomplish that I don't know which one to focus on. We need to consult God. A lot that is.
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@andaismu (70)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 07
For long I convince myself that I'm not the only one feeling lost sometimes and now I found the truth. I still don't know why sometimes that feel came along into my mind and live indeed, but if this happen I usually just following the game and rules.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
I sometimes feel lost. But good friends and family are always their to help you feel normal again. Just have faith in yourself, and faith in your friends and family. You will be feeling like your oldself again. Try finding a hobby or something that makes you feel good and focus on getting straightened out and not lost. Best of luck to you
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@wiccan (348)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
You have a great attitude, and you philosophy is interesting. Life is a path, how can we ever know what's around the next bend?
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• Romania
15 Jan 07
sometimes i also feel lost especially when i am not able to do something i planned to or if i just cannot help others or when i am in a financial crisis, like right now...but optimism is pulling me out of this...always
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Everyone feels lost at some point and time in their life and this is completely natural. There is a Morrissey song that perfectly describes these feelings.
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@tera_ha (118)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
quite a lot of times
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• Italy
15 Jan 07
yes...i feel lost so many times...
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• Italy
15 Jan 07
yes...i feel lost so many times...
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• India
15 Jan 07
yeah even i sometimes feel that i m lost..in that case i just close my eyes n listen to what my heart says...
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@moneymaka (496)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Like forever feel like dont even know where i am or who i am.
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