We all get confused at times, but prolonged periods of confusion can cause us to feel that we are stuck in a never-ending, foggy web of uncertainty.
Confusion can make us feel powerless, anxious, stressed and a whole host of other draining emotions.
But what if I told you that confusion was good for you?
Yes, while confusion can stir up a seamlessly never-ending cloud of fog that envelops everything around you, it is also a sign of great and powerful change.
Think about it. If everything made sense to you all the time, how would you ever grow?
If you were always 100 percent certain about every decision you made or every fork in the road, how would you ever shift or evolve?
Confusion does serve a higher purpose.
When you feel confused, it is a sign that your mind is expanding a little more. It is a sign that you are allowing your heart, mind, body and soul to make room for something that wasn’t there before.
Being confused is really a process of opening up.
Instead of just marching on ahead at that fork in the road, you are taking the time to process, learn and understand things. You are taking the time to open yourself to a possibility of something else.
To those who are currently caught up in the web of confusion, this may not make sense just yet, but stick with me.
Here is what you can do to overcome your confusion and find the joy:
1. Accept where you are.
Accept the fog, accept the confusion and accept the feelings of “stuckness.” Sometimes you get stuck because you are meant to be stuck. This is usually a sign that more information needs to be delivered before you can move forward.
2. Take a deep breath.
Center yourself, and firmly state, “I don’t know what to do, and that is okay.” When you firmly state your uncertainty, you move out of the fog and into certainty. The more you focus on your certainty, the more at peace you will feel with where you are at.
3. Focus on what you know.
When you are confused it can be easy to get stuck in a web of consistent, repetitive thoughts that appear to have no end and no beginning. To clear this, start focusing on what you don’t feel confused about. Start focusing on what you know and what you feel sure about. When you do this, it will automatically help to weaken the cloud of confusion over your life.
4. Be patient.
Being confused is a sign of change and you may need to let the journey unfold a little bit more before you make a decision. Be at peace with that, and be at peace with the fact that you don’t have all the answers. Just accept the way things are and trust that inspiration will reach you when the time comes to make a decision.
If you do need to make an immediate decision during a period of blissful confusion, the best thing to do is tune into the wisdom of your heart.
When you are stuck in the fog and you can’t see clearly ahead, the best asset you have is your gut. Go with how you feel, and go with your truth.
Begin taking a step forward and see how it feels. If it feels good, keep walking in that direction. Keep it slow and steady until you are ready to take that leap of faith.
The beauty about being stuck and confused in life is that there really is no wrong turn or wrong path.
Every road traveled is a blessing in some way, so take the stress out of life’s decisions and trust that all roads really do lead home.