How to Enter the World Again Without FearBy Homaira Kabir
Have you ever started out with a certain intention then ended up in a place where you didn’t want to be? For example, you wanted the best relationship with your partner or child, and instead realized that you spend most of your time feeling resentful or regretful?
Without guideposts that remind us what we truly value, it’s easy to fall off track. It’s easier still when the messages around us pull us away from how we want to live. Which is perhaps why these past few months felt grounding for many of us. We not only got the time to do our inner homework, but we also didn’t have the distractions of a world that does everything to make us more like itself. We realized we don’t need that many nights out and facials. We realized that beneath the many masks we wear to fit into the world, our souls are easy enough to please.
Now that the world is opening again, how do we stay true to our intentions as we step back into it? What are the guideposts we’ll hold close to our hearts, so we don’t go back to the ways that didn’t serve us well? To help find yours, ask yourself these three questions as we prepare to return to the outside world.
What Will I Do to Live with Joy?
Joy is integral to our being. We love to laugh, and we love to play—and I’m talking about belly laughs and unstructured play. We’re both happiness-seeking and meaning-making. And unless we honor our need for small pleasures, carefree mo