How to rebuild life when you are feeling lost or stuck?
“Until You’re Born The Second Time, You’re Not Allowed To Enter The Gates Of Eden.” – New Testament, Bible
Life is often misinterpreted as a linear stream of events. But this conventional wisdom is far from the truth. On the contrary, life often shows signs of repetitions. Part of the whole reason why life seems problematic to us is that we tend to resist and curb changes and believe in the false notion that it is too late to rebuild life from scratch.
Believe it or not, it is never too late.
1. Be Patient
Patience is something we all value as good quality, but very few of us are able to truly implement it in our everyday lives. In this day and age, impatience is fueled by the fast-paced nature of modern lifestyle, where everyone wants immediate results. But when it comes to restructuring your life, patience is of prime importance. The changes are gradual, forcing which can result in unwanted consequences. It is always wise to wait for the fruit to ripen, instead of rushing things before its maturation.
2. Be A Process, Not An Object
Life is an ever-changing spectrum of events. You too should be able to adapt to the changes. We have restricted ourselves into believing that we’re just factory machines laboring 24/7 for our better lives. What we were never taught was how to adapt and bring changes. Alterations are part of our lives. We should learn to both make and embrace them. Change is the symbol of life- ceaseless, perpetual, and everlasting.
3. Accept What Has Happened
Acceptance is the key to happiness. We have heard these books, scriptures, lectures, and movies. Now, standing in your current situation, it is time you realize its significance and start implementing it. Acceptance is one of the powerful ingredients of happiness. Most tend to believe that accepting undesired outcomes is a sign of defeat. But contrary to the popular belief, acceptance is the first step towards victory. If you don’t accept your present, you will always find it difficult to work towards a better future.
4. Live In The Present
People think of the future more than they live in the present. We work day and night for constructing a better future. But in that hassle, we forget to live the present. Now, the future will one day become your present, and the funny thing is, you’ll continue to work for the future even then, neglecting the present you’re currently putting so much work in. So it is always suggested that you always strive for betterment, but at the same time acknowledge the beauty of the present moment and experiencing it to the fullest.
5. Be Grateful For What Has Happened
Things could have been worse! Yes, you heard that right. How can you be so sure that everything would have worked out just fine if it was the other way round? The world is a pool of probabilities. There are far worse events than what you have faced and are currently regretting. Feel grateful that it wasn’t worse. Even the fact that you’re alive should empower you and make you feel thankful for everything.
6. Trust Your Instinct
Now that you’re ready to pull yourself together and start a new life, you ask yourself “where to now?” Consulting books and online videos are fine, but no one will determine the right path for you. The end result would be far better if you follow the voice of your instinct. Yes, instinct.
It is the inner voice, your soul who’ll show you the purpose of your life. No one but you know who you really are and what is it that you want from life. The voice might have been suppressed long back by societal burdens, but now is the time to rediscover it. Dig it up, converse with it, and make it your new friend, philosopher, and guide. Only then you’d be able to walk the right path.
Are you ready to rebuild your life from scratch?