Where do you live? What do you do for work, if you’re working? Who are the people closest to you? Where do you spend your time?
Now take a trip down memory lane and bring yourself to the you of five years ago.
Where were you living five years ago? What kind of work were you doing? Who were the people closest to you? How were you spending your time?
Most likely, something changed. Maybe a little, perhaps a lot.
I bring this up because there’s a running commentary I hear in some of my clients when they find themselves dissatisfied with some aspect of their life that used to work.
- “Doing this kind of work used to make me feel excited, like I was making a difference. Now, not so much.”
- “We all got along really well as friends a few years ago. I don’t want to sound like I’m better than anyone, but I feel like I’ve outgrown most of the people I used to hang out with.”
- “I remember having so much energy every night and on the weekends. Now I look forward to staying at home reading a book. Is that weird?”
No, this is not weird. In fact, experiencing shifts in your interests (and even who you think you are!) are quite natural.
Who you are is a growing, ever evolving being. You aren’t static and one-dimensional. You're not meant to stay the same year after year.
It’s completely okay that your tastes for food, clothing or décor may have changed.
It’s all right that what you thought was your perfect job no longer feels that way.
It’s fine when you feel the call for a new group of people to spend some time with.
The problem arises when you try to stick to old ways of being while there’s a newer more energized part of you that wants to come through.
If you’re feeling something new bubbling up inside you, take some time to be aware of it.
There’s no need to make sudden changes in your life. The first step is to notice what’s coming up and make space for these newer interests, insights and wonderings.
And here's an especially important point: don't beat yourself up if you’re not feeling the same ways as you did before.
This is all part of the evolutionary process of life, and the evolutionary expression of you.
This is what it means to live life, and to let life live you.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
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