Transitions or thresholds often bring uncertainty and so we have to navigate the feeling of not knowing: what’s going to happen, where we are going or what to do next. We put so much emphasis on needing to know in order to feel secure and in control, yet there’s so much we don’t know. If we are able to find a way to accept that, we will feel less stress. Aloneness and sadness often arises at the time of transition.
When we feel lost, we experience a kind of un-tethering from connection and belonging, both to ourselves and to what’s around us. It’s a kind of in-between place where we may not have the sense of path, map or horizon to find our way to some place else. We may also lack motivation, a sense of purpose, inspiration or aspiration. We may feel unfulfilled or stuck and lacking direction.
We may lose trust in our sense of knowing, feel discomfort in our lack of ability to commit, make decisions and set intentions for ourselves. We may lose our internal compass, our centre and sometimes the sense of our true identity.