Sitting in the Confusion

Photo: Lagos, Portugal

I feel confused a lot. So much so that a friend recently gave me the nickname “confused tree,” the tree part being a reference to my tallness. What am I confused about? That’s easy: pretty much everything.

I’m confused about what I really want in life, who I am, how I feel, and what I should be doing. I’m confused about the world around me and about what my place in it should be. I’m confused about why I’m even confused in the first place. There’s so much confusion that sometimes it can feel overwhelming.

Here’s a thought. Maybe the problem isn’t the confusion itself, but how I perceive it. I’ve always looked at confusion as a negative thing. I mean, nobody wants to be confused. It’s not a great feeling. And there are few things that feel better than having a clear sense of direction in life.

But what if the confusion is a good thing? What if it’s something to be embraced, celebrated even? I’m not really sure where I’m going with this thought, but it has occurred to me lately that there is a sense of joy that can come from just sitting in the confusion. When everything around us tells us to find answers, maybe there’s more pleasure to be found in the never-ending stream of questions.

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One thought on “Sitting in the Confusion

  1. Hello, how are you?
    This was a beautiful post, I loved it. How you put it into words.
    What if confusion is like a fog covering you up, while everything around you are put into place, and opportunities, new insight and wisdom will be able to come forward in the perfect way, without you trying to pull the strings and try to control everything.
    Some times the best in life comes when we let go of everything, and trust that everything is just as it should be.
    I once got a dream job this way.

    Love,
    Elen

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