Everyone feels a little lost at some point during their lives and it is at these times that we truly begin to question ourselves and the essence of existence. Many who have gone before us have had to wrestle with these same feelings and, luckily for us, they have passed on their wisdom.
Feeling lost is a perfectly normal thing; it is a sign that you are evolving as an individual in spirit and mind. If you are going through such a period in your life right now, these quotes are bound to help.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.– Henry David Thoreau
This is the first and most important lesson from all of the quotes featured here. It confirms that if we are to truly find ourselves and understand our place in this universe, we must first lose ourselves. So don’t give up if you’re feeling lost – it means you can now begin to discover yourself.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.– Joseph Campbell
All too often, we feel downbeat about our lives because they do not match our dreams and desires. In reality, you can plan, wish and hope all you like, but the only life you can lead is the one that’s right in front of you. So push your preconceptions to one side and open your eyes to the life that awaits you.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.– Michel de Montaigne
This quote reveals a harsh truth about life; that to stop feeling lost, we must find our calling. When you can visualize and realize your purpose in life, everything else falls into place.
You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.– Bob Parsons
Following on nicely from the previous quote, here we are reminded that to discover our calling, we first have to work out what it is not. We must be prepared to get things wrong in order to finally find the one path that feels right.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.– Nora Roberts
If you ever needed a quote to push you into action, this is it. The message is clear and it is true: inaction will only ever keep you rooted in the place you are in now. To move forward, you must be brave and take that step.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.– Maimonides
If you’re worried about taking the wrong step, then let this quote be a lesson for you. As scary as it may seem to make the wrong decision, it is far worse to make no decision at all.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.– Unknown
Building upon the last two lessons, this quote takes us into the future and tells us just how much we might regret the things we didn’t do. It is the perfect motivation for those times when we err on the side of caution and forego taking any risks.