Blessings don’t always come softly in the form of goodness, health, and light, they can come cloaked in unrest, illness, and dark. In fact, the greatest personal transformations may take root when you feel the most dis-ease. Unrest, the feeling of not being comfortable in your life or your own skin is the psyche’s early warning system that something needs to change.
Your job is to initiate the change. Don’t keep retreating to the predictable havens that worked in the past-they’re not working anymore. At this point, clinging to old thoughts and behaviors may lead to depression and poor health.
Instead, shake up your life and do something new. Seek out different people, explore places you’ve never been, or read a genre of books that might not have caught your eye before. The unopened door yields riches. Above all, have faith that you can change your life. You are the pilot, not the co-pilot.
If you make the decision to seek professional help, find a therapist with whom you ‘click.’ You should feel a deep sense of safety, acceptance, and ease with this person. This will be one of the most important teachers on your journey, so take your time and choose wisely.
Lastly, remember the words of French philosopher Albert Camus, “In the midst of winter, I finally discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”