As we grow up and become socialised into family, education, community and work we acquire an increasing accumulation of "shoulds" and "have tos". Gradually and subtly we lose confidence in our inner compass, instead looking to others for values that seem to be "successful"; failing to ask ourselves what we really want.
Promotion, redundancy, finance, health, loss, a thought provoking article; often it's experiencing something or a series of things that finally brings us to realise that we want more from life. More intention, purpose and connection. More of the things that matter to us.
We often try to ignore these uncomfortable and unsettling feelings, beating ourselves up for being ungrateful and frustrated that we're can't be content And when we entertain, even for a moment, the idea of change, we're faced with feelings of overwhelm. We're stuck..
But there comes a point when we can't ignore it anymore, because the fear of staying the same, becomes greater than the fear of change.